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eronwood Enterprises offers clients a full range of writing and editorial services. Recent projects have included newsletters, directories, news releases, publicity campaigns and exhibit text for business, government and non-profit organizations.

Heritage and tourism are a specialty. Heronwood has produced brochures, news releases, magazines and other material promoting tourist destinations.

In addition, Heronwood has been involved in numerous book publishing projects for historical societies and individuals .

Owner Cheryl MacDonald is an experienced professional writer who has written, co-authored or edited nearly 40 books on Canadian history. Her articles have appeared in Harrowsmith, Canadian Living, The Beaver, the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, New York Daily News and other publications. She has written a weekly heritage column for the Simcoe Times-Reformer since the mid-1980s and in 1992 was one of a team of Canadian writers who contributed to the best-selling book Chronicle of Canada.

New Book!  Lethal Ladies

A collection of eight true stories of murderous women by Cheryl MacDonald, including Grace Marks, who inspired Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace, Elizabeth Workman of Sarnia, Eleanor Navin of Napanee, Florence Kinrade of Hamilton, Annie Robinson of Warren (North Bay area),  Elizabeth Tilford of Woodstock, Elizabeth Popovich of Thorold and the notorious Evelyn Dick. This is the tenth book Cheryl has done for the Amazing Stories series, published by James Lorimer & Companyh Publishing. The book is available at most chains and through the publisher,

New Venture!

Heronwood Enterprises has just launched Heronwood Heritage News, an e-newsletter focussing on books, writing and heritage. The first issue went out on June 15th; further issues will be sent twice monthly to subscribers. It's absolutely free, and the goal is to be as informative as possible about literary and heritage events in southern Ontario and beyond. To subscribe, send an e-mail to


We're in the News -

Museum's Haunted Boat Tour Was Chilling

And it will be back again this year on Friday, July 22 and Wednesday, August 31. Watch for details!


Cheryl MacDonald's Writing and Public Relations Experience

Short Historical Works by Cheryl MacDonald


Member:  Professional Writers Association of Canada - Crime Writers of Canada - Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce