Blaise Van Hecke

Blaise van HeckeBlaise van Hecke is co-owner and Publisher at Busybird Publishing. She is also a writer, photographer and artist. Blaise enjoys writing and travelling and hopes to publish a book that combines both. She also blogs as The Book Chick at and is currently the president of the Society of Women Writers (Victoria).

She runs various workshops for Busybird about writing, editing, and publishing, and is 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.
Blaise is currently working on a memoir of short stories about growing up on a commune during the 1970s, due to be published in October 2017.
Mud Puddles, short story anthology May 2008
Blue Crow Magazine issue one, 2010
[untitled] issue two, Busybird Publishing 2010
Who is a Cheeky Monkey? (children’s picture book), Busybird Publishing 2012
The Book Book: 12 steps to successful publishing, Busybird Publishing 2014
Self-Made: Real Australian Business Stories, Busybird Publishing 2014
Healthy Mind, Busybird Publishing 2015
13 Stories, short story anthology, Busybird Publishing 2016
Second place in the bi-annual short story competition with the Society of Women Writers Victoria 2007.