— Ellie Ewert photo
Henry Ewert, my co-author on Vancouver’s Glory Years, and I
at Word on the Street in Vancouver, BC in 2012.

It’s all about stories

Whether on the web, in a magazine, book, government plan, or on TV, stories are what grab people by the heart. Everyone loves a story. That’s what I do: take facts and ideas, interview people, add imagination, clarity, and organization, and produce written stories that inspire — an action, organization, reader or audience.

How do I differ from other writers?

I write to promote positive social change, a healthy planet, and soulful living — not just to record events. I challenge the status quo by honouring inner transformation more than external power.

I write to engage people’s hearts and minds. Many people have told me that they’ve cried when they’ve read my magazine features and other content, touched by the poignancy of the story.

Here’s what I write:

  • Creative nonfiction
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction books
  • Media content (print & web articles, press releases, etc)
  • Corporate content (reports, draft plans, etc)
  • Children’s fiction
  • Short screenplays & documentary narration

Personal narratives, either in print or documentary film, and creative nonfiction intrigue me the most as a writer. I love the emotional power of true-life stories, when told with poignancy, depth, and literary flair.

— Ellie Ewert photo
I read an excerpt from Gracie’s Got a Secret at Vancouver’s 2012 Word on the Street festival.

I am a writer who lives and works in North America’s Pacific Northwest: on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast and in Vancouver, BC on Canada’s west coast.

To view some of my published Magazine Features, please click on the desired topic heading(s) (Arts & Culture, Health & Lifestyle, etc) on the right side of my website. You can also peruse my archived materials below.

To see samples of my published writing in other categories, click on these links:


Personal Essays



Book Reviews


Samples of web content

Cherlyn Skincare (blog and website)

West Vancouver School District, International Programs (website)

Gracie’s Got a Secret (blog and website)

Heather Conn Blogs



Archives of my Magazine and Book Writing (this portion is under construction)

Articles in the issues below provide a broad overview of the diverse topics I have covered in my freelance writing. Please click on the cover to read the enclosed feature.




Here’s a partial list of the where and what I’ve published:


BC Bookworld (multiple articles)
BC Parent Magazine (multiple articles)
Common Ground
Bravo! TV Film – Divine Waters (co-written)
Bravo! TV Film – Corona Station (co-written)
Documentary A New Way: An Organic Garden Saves Lives (written, produced, and directed)
The Georgia Straight (multiple articles)
The Globe and Mail
NeWest Review
New Maritimes
Quill & Quire (multiple articles)
Persephone – Kid at Heart CD (lyrics)
Reel West (multiple articles)
PhotoMedia (multiple articles)
Sunshine Coast Life (multiple)
The Sun (North Carolina)
Supernatural Stories Around B.C. (book essay)
Vancouver Parent (multiple)
The Vancouver Sun (multiple)
Vancouver, Victoria & Whistler Guidebook


BC Business (multiple articles)
BC Woman
HRVoice (multiple web articles)
PeopleTalk (multiple articles, print & web)
UBC Law Alumni Magazine (multiple)
Working Dollars (Vancity)


Alive (multiple articles)
Balanced Life
Bears magazine
PeopleTalk – corporate social opportunity
Shared Vision
Sierra Magazine (multiple, web & print)


Alive (multiple articles)
BC Parent (multiple articles)
Impressions Magazine (University of B.C. – multiple articles)


Canadian Geographic
Chapleau Sentinel
The Greater Vancouver Book
Reel West
Transit Exchange
Vancouver’s Glory Years


Alive (multiple articles)
Real Weddings (multiple articles)
Select Homes
Sunshine Coast Life (multiple articles)
Western Canadian Resorts (multiple)


Gracie’s Got a Secret (children’s fiction book)
HR Voice – Spirituality in the Workplace
PeopleTalk – Spirituality in the Workplace
Spiritually Speaking blog (Victoria Times Colonist)
Step Magazine


BC Transit Annual Reports
SkyTrain (book)
Transit Exchange (multiple articles)
Trucking Canada (multiple articles)
Vancouver’s Glory Years (book)
Vancouver’s Trolley Buses (book)


Atlantic Insight
Chasing Halley’s Comet (book excerpt in anthology)
The Greater Vancouver Book (multiple articles)
Kinesis (multiple articles)
Sierra Magazine
Sunshine Coast Life
Transit Exchange (multiple articles)
Trucking Canada (multiple articles)
Vancouver & Victoria Guidebook

I am a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Federation of B.C. Writers, the Sunshine Coast Arts Council, and other organizations.

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