of Walking into Wilderness
Magical, Mysterious, Lake of the Woods
AUTHOR and journalist Heather Robertson has more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles to her name. Among them are her 1983 novel, Willie: A Romance, which won both the Canadian Authors Association Fiction Prize and the Books in Canada Best First Novel Award, and her 1995 biography, Driving Force: The McLaughlin Family and the Age of the Car, which won a National Business Award.
Her 2003 history Magical, Mysterious Lake of the Woods, co-authored with the late Melinda McCracken and published by Heartland Associates, won the Ontario History Society's Fred Landon Award, presented once every three years for the province's best regional history.
A founding member of both the Writers Union of Canada and the Professional Writers Association of Canada, Heather served as the class representative in Robertson vs. Thomson, a successful class action lawsuit over electronic rights for freelance writers.
A native of Winnipeg, Heather has lived for many years in King City, on the Oak Ridges Moraine north of Toronto.