Marie Powell is a professional writer, editor, journalist, and photographer with work published in a variety of formats.
She has published 40 children’s books, including early readers, middle-grade nonfiction, and young adult novels. Her articles appear in newspapers, magazines, online and international markets. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies. As well, she provides research and editing services, and loves to do readings and workshops for all ages.
She loves travelling. On her recent trip to Wales, she immersed herself in the culture and landscape of her heritage and did valuable research for her YA fantasy novel, Hawk.
“Marie was the fiction editor of the magazine that was publishing my first short story. What I appreciated most, in addition to the close reading and insightful suggestions on my work, was the ease of working with Marie. Our working relationship felt like a true partnership where I could express my questions and concerns and they’d be welcomed and fully considered. What an important experience to have as a newly published writer!” – Darla Tenold (Spring magazine)
“When we booked Marie Powell to facilitate our workshop on blogging, I had intended to remain on the sidelines and watch. But I soon found myself drawn into the activities she presented, writing the prompts along with the workshop participants — and enjoying it. Normally I write academic work and reports, but this workshop offered a chance to write more creatively. Marie was a skilled and inspiring workshop leader, and offered more content about the writing craft in her presentation than I had anticipated. It was fun too. I would highly recommend Marie as a skilled and knowledgeable writer and workshop leader.” – Addison Meredith, Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan