Heather Barrett was born and raised in St. John’s, N.L., where she lives with her family. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Memorial University and a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University. Heather is a journalist and storyteller, and an international award winning radio documentary producer. She is a veteran producer and host at the CBC. She is the co-author along with Xaiver Michael Campbell, of Black Harbour: Slavery and the Forgotten Histories of Black People in Newfoundland and Labrador (Boulder Books, 2023). She is in the early stages of work on new non-fiction and fiction.