John Heffernan

Australian author of children's novels. Born in Sydney, New South Wales in 1949. His novels include picture books, adventures and science fiction, although he is perhaps best known for his animal stories, in particular the book Spud and its sequels, about a family of  Australian blue heeler cattle dogs. One of his stories also features a horse.

Mr. Heffernan lives on a sheep and cattle station in Australia where he is surrounded by animals including a number of horses. He combines the farming life with his writing.

Horse & Pony Books:

SUMMARY:  (From the blurb) "Things hang around in your head for years, like old photographs in an album. Or old books in a box. Faces and feelings gather dust at the back of your mind and you seem to forget about them. But you don't.
The album falls open one day - or you come upon a box - and it's all there again, crisp and clear. I'm going through things I don't use any more, boxes of old toys and books. A photograph album. There's a photo of me and a gangly foal only a few weeks old, his eyes startled and red from the flash. Who is he, this horse called Elvis? The simple answer is that he's just a six year old liver chestnut that I've grown up with. But there is another answer, one that includes Nick, Jaz, Mum and Dad. And me."

Collector's Info:
Although this can be found in Australia, it appears to be very rare elsewhere and can be expensive.