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Taija Morgan

Taija Morgan | Feature Writer 
While writing my first book, I realized that everyone has a book in them, and everyone has a voice that deserves to be heard. After that, I started my own editing business—T. Morgan Editing Services, a service for writers in all genres (fiction and non-fiction, traditionally published or indie/self-published) who are looking for professional editing to make their writing stand out. I also write deliciously disturbing fiction as contemporary horror author J.J. Reichenbach.

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Catherine Saykaly-Stevens | Columnist: Social Media and Digital Marketing
Digital Marketing Expert in Residence
Catherine is currently the owner of The Networking Web where she specializes in Audience Growth and Fan-Engagement, Social Media Consulting and Training for group courses or for one-on-one consulting. She trains authors, entrepreneurs, writers, and speakers how to quickly and easily make a shift in your work to bring audience growth, increased fan-engagement, and expedite reach & influence, resulting in more sales.

Barbori Garnet

Barbori Garnet | Columnist: Writer Retreats Alberta
Barbori Garnet is a Creative Arts professional – writer, artist and musician – based in Calgary, AB. She finds lots of inspiration from and enjoys being in her family’s fruit, vegetable and perennial garden and likes to spend time in the mountains. Barbori has a BFA in Painting & Drawing and an MA Communications in Public Relations.

Harrison Kim | Columnist: Writer Retreats British Columbia
Harrison lives in Victoria, BC and contributes a variety of articles to Opal Writers’ Magazine. Some of his most recent articles have included wonderful Writer Retreat ideas for authors and writers.

Dee Mago

Dee Mago | Columnist: Health & Wellness
Expert Health and Fitness Writer
I have been struggling with my perception of what a perfect body is. That is why I created Dee Health n’ Fitness. Through my vision and mission, I am committed to creating an impact on the planet, as well as future generations to help and influence you to have an easy, simple and sustainable lifestyle that allows you to go back to the basics and connect with the self, while using exercise as a tool.

Sandra Fitzpatrick

Sandra Fitzpatrick | Columnist: Financial and Money Matters
Financial Expert in Residence
Sandra writes the financial articles and provides important and timely tax tips for authors, writers, and small business.

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Stella Constance | Columnist 
Multi-projects content writer and community educator with over 30 years of experience working with different organizations (including educational institutions, governmental and non-profit organizations). Projects span from the fields of education in institutional settings to sustainable community development to technical writing / editing.

Allison Gorner

Allison Gorner | Columnist
Before becoming a short story author and screenwriter, Allison has been a librarian, production assistant, art director, and coal miner. She has diplomas in Cinema, Television, Stage & Radio, and Writing For Children, and is a member of Alberta Romance Writers’ Association (ARWA) and Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF). She finds time to write when she can extricate herself from her four kids and their pounding on the bathroom door.

Wanda St. Hilaire

Wanda St. Hilaire | Columnist
Her prime passion is the thrill of travel – of experiencing other cultures, traditions, lifestyles and languages thus expanding her perspective.
She believes that in a perfect world, failure to love would be unthinkable. A perfect world would sing with aesthetic ideas and objects, smiles, laughter and camaraderie. Her wish is to share her insights learned through the high peaks of adventure and love and the dark valleys of illness and heartbreak. Her mission is to inspire, reveal the soul and promote compassion globally. Her home base is Calgary, Alberta with a suitcase always packed and waiting.

Nicki Chang-Powless

Nicki Chang-Powless
Business Strategist, NCPConsulting.net
Nicki is an Amazon Bestselling Author of Putting the Pieces Together: Your Survival Guide to the First Five Years in Business. She spent 23 years in the corporate world with extensive experience in sales/marketing, operations, and senior management. When she realized her business experience was not common knowledge with small businesses and over 50% of businesses fail in the first five years, it became her mission to improve these numbers. Nicki is also the recipient of 2018 Best New Business Venture and 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Jean Kay

Jean Kay | Poet in Residence
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Jean Kay has written a poem at the start of every morning since Oct 1997. Her books, Morning Light, and Christmas Poetry to Inspire are available on Amazon. Jean is published in newsletters, anthologies, magazines, Coffee News, and she sells framed poems, bookmarks, and prayer cards. Her specialty is creating commissioned poems for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, retirements, etc. Jean is a professional member of Canadian Authors Association. Jean wrote the music and lyrics for Canada, our Canada, a song to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary.  https://poetrytoinspire.com

 


GUEST WRITERS

Liberty Forrest, mind-body-spirit

Liberty Forrest 
Internationally renowned psychic and medium, author
My life and work are dedicated to sharing what I’ve discovered throughout this journey of challenges, healing, and finding balance, leading those who have also come through the other side of suffering as they seek a deeper connection with themselves, and greater meaning in life. I am so blessed to be able use my natural abilities as a psychic and medium, along with my passion for writing, art and music to share my messages of hope, empowerment and healing.
Every day is a precious gift, no matter what your circumstances.

 

Charmaine Hammond

Charmaine Hammond, Raise A Dream
Helps authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs raise their dreams, launch their books, and make a bigger difference in the world through collaboration, partnership, and sponsorship. Charmaine is a 4-time best-selling author with five books and is authored in seven others.
Website: www.raiseadream.com

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Donald H Roberts, Author
Donald lives in Gore Bay, Ontario and writes captivating short fiction. He is published and you can find his stories on Amazon.

Boris Glikman, Writer
Lives in Australia and submits a variety of short fiction and poetry.

Lisa Lunney, Writer
Lives in Alberta and shares her lovely poetry with Opal Writers’ Magazine.

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