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Margie Taylor

Photo: Tricia Taylor 2015

Originally from Thunder Bay, ON, Margie has lived and worked in Vancouver, BC, Calgary, AB, Guelph, ON, and London, England. As a CBC Radio host and producer, she worked on regional and national programs (“Morningside”, “Sunday Morning”, “Gabereau”), wrote a syndicated parenting column and appeared regularly on arts and entertainment programs across the country. Her articles have appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Calgary Herald and Active Adult, and she’s the author of three novels: Harrow Road (Mediscript Communications: 2017), Displaced Persons (NeWest Publishing: 2004) and Some of Skippy’s Blues (Robert Davies Publishing: 1997). 

In 2006 she went back to school (University of Guelph) to get her Master’s degree in Capacity Development and Extension, focusing on facilitation and conflict management. In 2011 her collection of humorous non-fiction was published by Mediscript Communications: 60 IS THE NEW 20: A Boomer’s Guide to Aging with Dignity, Grace, and What’s Left of Your Self-Respect.

Her latest book, Harrow Road, is a historical novel based onthe life of her great-grandmother, Annie Morgan Taylor. It's available at Amazon.com. 

Currently, Taylor lives and writes in Coquitlam, BC. She blogs regularly on her website http://margietaylor.com/

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Publications

Harrow Road. Mediscript Communications Inc., 2017
60 is the new 20: A boomer's guide to aging with grace, dignity, and what's left of your self-respect. Mediscript Communications Inc., 2011
Displaced Persons. NeWest Press, 2004
Some of Skippy's Blues. Robert Davies Publishing, 1997

Awards

Georges Bugnet Award, Alberta Writer’s Guild for Some of Skippy's Blues, 1998
Trade Fiction Award, Alberta Writer's Guild for Displaced Persons, 2005
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