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Marion Mutala


  • Marion Mutala has a master's degree in education administration and taught for 30 years. With a mad passion for the arts she loves to write, sing, folkdance, play guitar, travel, read and play badminton and pickleball. Marion's teaching and life experiences help her develop unique stories and songs, and her poetry has appeared in print as well. "Baba's Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Christmas" is a national best selling, award winning book (Anna Pidruchney Award -2010) and is her first book. Her second book "Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Easter" was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award in the Publishing in Education Category. (2013) The third book in her trilogy is called "Baba's Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Wedding " and won the High Plains Book Award for Best Children's Book(2014).Her fourth book is called "Grateful." (2014) 100 copies of her handmade chapbook released in November 2015 called, " The Time for Peace is Now " by Happy Leopard Chapbooks was sold out on its release with all proceeds going to Nashi. This chapbook can be printed as a fundraiser for your favorite charity. Her debut poetry book, " Ukrainian Daughter's Dance" was launched on October 13, in 2016 by Inanna Publications."The Mechanic's Wife"(Silver winner in Destiny Whispers Contest and her first murder mystery book was published 2016. She also has two more books upcoming in 2017. "More Babas Please!", and "Kohkum's Babushka: A Magical Metis/Ukrainian Tale." She is available to do readings of her poetry, her books, workshops on creative writing, a motivational speaker or to sing. She started a group called,"The Sassy Sisters" with her sister and they entertain by singing old time music at many nursing homes or senior places. Their goal is to play at all the nursing homes and community events in Saskatoon.
    In December 2016,Marion created and hosts her own TV show called, " You Rock, A Conversation with Marion" with Shaw 10. She interviews people that are trying to make a difference in the world. If you have an inspirational story that promote peace in the world contact Marion at or


  • Fiction » Children's Literature—Picture Books, Children's—Middle Years, Inspirational
  • Music-Related » Lyrics—Country, Lyrics—Folk
  • Non-Fiction » Biography, Memoir
  • Poetry » Children's, General, Inspirational

Professional Services

  • Genre Writing » Biography, Children’s Writing, Creative Non-Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Historical Projects, Literary/Creative Fiction, Memoir, Poetry
  • Lecturing/Public Speaking » Conferences
  • Teaching/Instruction » Professional Development Workshops


  • Grateful. yournickelsworth, 2014
  • Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Wedding. Publisheryournickelsworth, 2013
  • Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Easter. Publisheryournickelsworth, 2012
  • Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Christmas. yournickelsworth, 2010

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
    • Middle School (6-9)
    • Elementary School (K-5)
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