- Jacqueline Moore is a Saskatchewan freelance writer. Over the years, she has been a dessert baker, a tree planter, a features reporter, a racehorse groom/stablehand, a desktop publisher, an environmental educator, and a couple dozen other things. She studied French at l'Université de Montreal, and the Humanities at UBC in Vancouver before eventually attaining a diploma in journalism. Having always been fascinated with others' life experiences, it was her years spent as a journalist that gave Jacqueline the parlance to interview people and give voice to their narratives.
Jacqueline is an alumna of the Saskatchewan School of the Arts (Fort San, 1982), and the Sage Hill Writing Experience. Throughout the years, she has had the good fortune to study creative writing with Guy Vanderhaeghe, David Carpenter, J. Jill Robinson, Steven Ross Smith, Sharon Butala, Sue Goyette and Phil Hall. Her forays into poetry and fiction solidified her personal mantra that it is easier to simply tell the truth! She is committed to non-fiction until the stories run out.
For the research and writing of The Saskatchewan Secret: Folk Healers, Diviners, and Mystics of the Prairies, Jacqueline was honoured to receive two literary grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. And she was very pleased to win a first-place and a second-place literary award from the Saskatchewan Writers Guild for two of the stories in the book: Root Woman and Reading Between the Lines. In 2007, Root Woman was published in spring Magazine, Volume V.
The Saskatchewan Secret: Folk Healers, Diviners and Mystics of the Prairies is Jacqueline's first book. She has begun work on her next collection of true stories.
- Editing » Copyediting, Proofreading
- Non-Fiction » Biography, Journalism, Healing Manuals and Cookbooks
- Scriptwriting » Film
- The Saskatchewan Secret: Folk Healers, Diviners, and Mystics of the Prairies. self/Benchmark Press, 2009
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- Saskatoon Free Press
- Synergy magazine
- The Prairie Messenger
- Wholife Journal
- Folk Healing, Divining and Mysticism: an Introduction to the Ancient and the Contemporary
- Group Size:This was a successful three-hour workshop designed for and delivered at St. Peter's College in 2012, as part of their Summer Workshop Series. It includes an overview of folk medicine, mysticism, and divining throughout history, as well as a "sensory" exploration of some of the world's most famous practitioners. Readings from The Saskatchewan Secret introduce participants to some of this province's naturally gifted healers. Opportunity for practice in certain divining techniques.
Audience Age Groups
- Middle School (6-9)