blaise van hecke

Blaise van Hecke is co-owner and Publisher at Busybird Publishing. She is also a writer, photographer and current president of the Society of Women Writers of Victoria.

She has been published in the short story anthology, Mud Puddles (May 08), Blue Crow Magazine, [untitled] issue two, came second in the bi-annual short story competition with the Society of Women Writers of Victoria 2007, for her story ‘The Eleventh Summer’; and is the author of The Book Book: 12 steps to successful publishing, as well as Who is a Cheeky Monkey? 

Blaise recently walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, an epic 800km walk that was life-changing. A book will follow, maybe two. Blaise will be publishing a book of stories about her gypsy childhood called, ‘The Road to Tralfamadore is Bathed in River Water’, in August 2018.

She runs various workshops for Busybird about writing, editing, and publishing, and is popularly in demand for talks about publishing in general. What Blaise loves most is nurturing an author through the self-publishing process, and the look on their face when they finally have their book in their hands.


diy publishing

 FRIDAY, 4.15pm

With Amy Doak, Mira Schlosberg, Deanne Sheldon-Collins