A selection of unsolicited comments about Virginia’s work:

“This, like Eiseley’s meditations, is nature writing with supersized skill.”
– David Marks Shribman, in a review of Ring of Fire for the Literary Review of Canada

“Earth Explorer is becoming a credible voice, and the credit for that goes largely to you. I can’t thank you enough for your efforts.”
– Carmela Burns, Corporate Marketing Director, Geosoft Inc. and Editor of Earth Explorer Magazine

“I’m so happy you’re writing for CCE. Your research is sound and your writing is excellent.”
– Bronwen Parsons, editor of Canadian Consulting Engineer

“I just wanted to congratulate you on doing such a tremendous job with the financial incentives story: not an easy topic, and it looks fabulous.”
– Nadim Kara, Senior Program Director, PDAC

“That was very good work you did for us. All your reads were well-written, interesting, & informative.”
– James Walker, former managing editor of Investment Executive

“I think you did an excellent job on the property valuation assignment. It’s a tough topic to get your arms around, but you did a masterful job of weaving the various trends and developments together.” – Russell Carter, Managing Editor of Engineering & Mining Journal

“I wish to compliment you on your Black Hawk piece. It is refreshing to see attention to the details.”
– Michael Gareau, former vice-president exploration, Black Hawk Mining

“Thank you for the copies of From the Ground Up. I take pride in the fact that we have achieved something beneficial for Canada. For this, I pay tribute to ECW Press and to Virginia Heffernan.”
– Robert Evans, executor of Viola MacMillan’s estate

“Your article on Monroe Minerals was very, very nicely done.Your lead on the piece was one of the most vivid leads I’ve read in The Northern Miner for a long time. The other key point from our perspective is that you had all the facts straight, which is often the toughest thing in this kind of writing.”
– Olav Svela, former editor of The Northern Miner

“Bloody hell, this is fantastic Virginia.”

– Lainie Anderson, editor, Mining Family Matters