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Heather Laura Clarke is a journalist, blogger and copywriter in Nova Scotia.

... and I should probably stop writing in the third-person now that I've gotten some good SEO mileage out of that headline?

So, right. Hi, I'm Heather. I'm a type-A Leo who enjoys hoarding fabric, discussing the nuances of potato chip flavours, and the sound of keys clacking on a typewriter. But I suppose you're here for the more professional highlights?

I write a weekly DIY column called "My Handmade Home" in
The Chronicle Herald that involves copious amounts of wood, paint, fabric and wonky staples. My husband pitches in with the projects that involve saws because he says my hands are too valuable to be chopped off. (I'm also clumsy.)

In my weekly parenting column, "The Mom Scene" (which runs in 6+ of the Chronicle Herald's community weeklies), I chronicle my adventures parenting two young children and cruising around town in a filthy minivan.

I have great editors and I'm proud to work for numerous newspapers, magazines, and websites across Canada and the U.S., like the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, etc. According to Google Analytics, a lot of my readers seem to be in Israel so perhaps I should expand there? Hmm.

I also love my corporate clients. Brands + businesses hire me to write copy and scripts, handle social media accounts, and put words on packaging. Occasionally I do voice-over work, too, which is freaky because does my voice really sound like that?

Day to day, you'll find me blogging about my life as a work-at-home parent over on Laptops to Lullabies -- a blog I started in 2009 when I was neither a parent nor someone who worked at home (but really, really wanted to be both of those).

What else, now? I live in Truro -- a lovely little town about an hour outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia -- with my husband and two kiddos. I write in a tiny, highly-decorated basement office and throw myself an annual office holiday party for one.

Nice to "meet" you and please do reach out if you're in the market for a writer-type. I'm it, likely.

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Selected stories + columns

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Published in the Huffington Post (March 30, 2015)

Published in the Huffington Post (March 30, 2015)
"I Woke Up With a Surprise Hysterectomy at 31" by Heather Laura Clarke