Our pool of talents from across the Shuswap includes writers, authors and poets - published and unpublished, famous and infamous, esteemed and not so esteemed.
EXECUTIVE MEMBERS AND DIRECTORS 2022 - 2024
President - Hugh Marchand
Vice-President - Dorothy Rolin
Secretary - Monique Pharand
Treasurer - Brenda Kilberg
Membership Director(s) - Brenda Kilberg
Webmaster - Ellie McGaughey
Publicity Director - Dorothy Rolin
Coffee House Director(s) - Dorothy Rolin/Brenda Kilberg
Director for Writing Out Loud - Ellie McGaughey
Marketing/Displays - Ellie and Mitch McGaughey
SWG Gmail Inquiries - Carol Mikkelson
MEMBERSHIP -We are in the process of writing up our bio's and having our mugshots done and these are being posted as our procrastinating members ever so slowly get them into our webmaster. If you really want to see what has been posted thus far, scroll down to see our group of inspirational writers.
Josephine (Jo) Lavallee
Carol's roots go back several generations in Salmon Arm where she was born. Her family moved from Salmon Arm after her father came back from overseas in WW ll.
Carol lived in a little farming town of Haney BC until the family moved to Williams Lake BC. She moved back to Salmon Arm and has lived here ever since. Special times in her life are her family, her garden, dragon boating, golfing. Many things have inspired her to write fiction, creative non-fiction stories and poetry.
Her families everyday life and her adventures in the great outdoors have developed into many stories. Carol has several stories published in the Shuswap Writers' Kaleidoscope IV and V anthology.
Carol is the maker and keeper of the group's website. So if there are any horrible bloopers like, horror of horror's spelling mistakes it will be she who is now named at fault.
Ellie McGaughey - Ellie was raised in Calgary, Alberta, lived in the area of Ponoka and Red Deer for many years, then eventually moved to Fort Saskatchewan. She and her husband Mitch, have now happily retired and settled in Salmon Arm. Ellie has published two fiction short stories "A Road Too Steep - Estelle's Story" and her second "Asea, a journey Told". A third book is in the works.
However, as children grew, the decibels decreased and permitted him to start writing something other than management reports. Words began to tumble out of his mind onto page. Success in poetry and short story competitions has punctuated his toiling to complete and publish his first novel. Hugh's published book The Bright One of The Skilful Hand can be purchased on www.amazon.ca available as a paper back or download on Kindle. Hugh's inspiration to write came from his mother, an author in her own right.
Roselyn enjoyed English in school and after completion her mother encouraged her to continue writing short stories and poems. She found work at a law office and pursued a career as a Legal Assistant. Roselyn feels Shuswap Writers' Group has been supportive and encouraging and feels it is a privilege to be part of the group where she's made new friends with similar interests. She has had several articles and poems published in the local papers over the years and is enjoying retirement. Currently she is working on writing stories of several travel adventures and family memories. Roselyn is also planning on writing an Anthology as a legacy for her children and grandchildren.