Do You Like to Write?

Do you have a story in you? Check out our book contest. You may just get published.

Do you draw or paint

Do you like to create works of art? Check out our art contest. You may just get published.

Do You Write Music/Lyrics?

Do you have the music in you? Check out our music contest. You may just get recorded.

Every heart is filled with magic. When that magic comes to light through a story, it needs wings to be shared with the world.

Who We Are

Judy O’Beirn President

Judy is the President who, like magic, turns your stories into beautiful books. She takes your story, and from it, creates an absolute treasure that you can hold in your hands and share with generations to come. Judy has spun her magic in the publishing world for many years, and her amazing success is only paralleled by the strength and compassion of her heart. She excitedly awaits the day you get to hold your story in your hands.
Creator of Unwavering Strength book series.
Judy is also the President of Hasmark Publishing – the official publisher of all Hearts to be Heard books.

Pashmina P Hearts to be Heard Ambassador

When I met Judy O’Beirn the union was definitely written in the stars. When she approached me about Hearts to be Heard, I was very excited. My passion, besides being an author, is to inspire children through the arts. My background as a Theatre Arts teacher made me want to be part of Hearts to be Heard. My “Soul” purpose is to teach and lead our new generation, how to live in a world that is inclusive, no matter what gender, age, ethnicity or ability; and this is what Hearts to be Heard is giving to me. I am honoured to be an Ambassador and be part of this collaborative, imaginative and powerful establishment who truly believes in focusing on children’s abilities rather than their setbacks.

Children are our future and we all need to lead them in a positive and fruitful way. The arts have indeed given Hearts to be Heard the doorway to voice our children’s creativity.

Jenn Gibson Hearts to be Heard Ambassador

Jenn is the beautiful heart who keeps all things organized and running smoothly. She waves her creative wand and effortlessly brings about order and simplicity to all things. Jenn has a unique way of nourishing all the beautiful souls with her quiet presence.

Kathy Bunn Hearts to be Heard Lead Ambassador

Kathy puts her whole heart into every project that she creates. Kathy’s love of life and creativity is what makes her heart sing. She has a deep desire to help others bring out their creativity, especially when they often do not have an opportunity to be heard. She looks forward to giving others a voice.

Kathy can be reached at

Anne Karklins Hearts to be Heard Ambassador

Anne weaves her magic through the pages of your book. She knows exactly how to create the perfect design and layout on your pages, letting the magic shine through. She is amazingly creative, and can often be found painting and sculpting something beautiful in a quiet space.

Zach Steen Research & Development and Events Coordinator

Zach is the newest member of the Hearts to be Heard family. He is responsible for supplementing Hearts to be Heard’s virtual events, to ensure that they are a unique experience for
the visitors. Zach has a passion for stories and is eager to champion those that have yet to be heard. With his background in film and media, Zach may be a helping hand in propelling
Hearts to be Heard’s content into the cinematic realm.
Please fill in our contact form or send an email to judy@heartstobeheard.comfor further info.

Leanne Sexton Hearts to be Heard Ambassador

Leanne is like no other. Through her own unique magic, she has the ability to help others recognize and harness the joy and abundance that life offers. She recently founded The Giving Place, a small, natural and pesticide free, family farm. Her journey started in the spring of 2018 by planting over 2000 lovely lavender plants of English and French varieties in her newly cleared fields and quickly added 5 beautiful, bee hives to share her space. She loves to offer the most brilliant experiences of lavender that she can, from natural products, bouquets and some weekend visits.


Q. How do I become an Ambassador for Hearts to be Heard?
A. The quickest and easiest way is by donating! Additionally there are many fund raising ventures we welcome you to support or host. Marketing us to your community is also of great value. We are continually expanding and coming up with new and innovative ideas for you to get involved so feel free to email at anytime.
Q. How do I nominate someone to have their heartfelt creativity heard ?
A. Fill in the contact form and or email us and we will get back to you with an application form
Q. How is a Recipient Chosen?
A. Either through nominations from an organization that supports individuals who have a disability and/or facing adversity or through individual applications.
Q. What is the Age Requirement?
A. There is no age restriction—all ages are eligible.
Q. How Can I Get Involved?
A. There are a variety of ways that you can get involved with Hearts to be Heard. You can get involved by doing any one of the following:  nominate someone to be a recipient; donate; sponsor; spread the word about HH; share your story and host a fundraiser.
Q. What Types of Stories are Published?
A. Stories that are chosen to be published are all stories that engage the reader and leave them feeling up-lifted. They can either have a beautiful message to share or just be a wonderful story from the heart. Publications do not necessarily reflect the authors personal journey with adversity.
Q. How do I share all this with others?
A. Please share our website or social media links with friends, family and collegues with our deepest gratitude, thank you.
Q. Is this a charity or non-profit?
A. No it is not, however we have created this in collaboration with many charities who will issue receipts.  This is a for profit organization, with no limits on expansion and ideas. If you have a question that is not answered here please feel free to contact us or email