About

I started this blog to showcase my professional writing. But soon that felt too limiting — because I write for my own pleasure too, and also enjoy taking photos. So while many of the posts here now feature my personal interests and projects, I hope they’ll still convey my dedication to saying things well and my passion for storytelling.

Hi there. My name is Heather Munro. I live in Minnesota with my husband, but I grew up all over the world.

What I do: I’m a professional writer, amateur photographer, typography geek, nature lover, student of life, and Oxford comma enthusiast — though not always in that order.

Favorite pastime: Traveling. It’s like a giant reset button because it gets me out of my comfort zone and fills my senses with new input. Plus, I love learning about history and other cultures.

Other hobbies: Collecting (quotes, rocks, seeds, stamps, stories). Raising bonsai. Hiking. Journaling. Daydreaming. Learning languages. Reading. Wandering aimlessly.

Worst job: Stamping the price inside textbooks at a discount bookstore. It taught me the value of my time, and the importance of doing meaningful work.

Dream job: Travel writer/editor. Alas, that market is saturated — so I do it anyway for my own enjoyment, and then post my articles here.

First published piece: An obituary. (Thankfully not my own. Ha.)

Favorite city: Paris. I love its layers of history and its rich, paradoxical culture. I save every spare penny to visit as often as I can.

Medication allergies: None that I know of — but I haven’t tried them all yet.

“What camera do you use?” I get that question a lot. I’ve been using Panasonic mirrorless (micro four-thirds) cameras since 2008. My current kit is a GX85 body with its stock 14-140mm zoom lens, the marvelous 20mm Panasonic pancake, and a generic fisheye.

Recommended books, favorite quotes, etc.: For that, you’ll have to see the rest of my blog.

Thank you for stopping by.