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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, play pickleball, play guitar, travel, and read. 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 published 2016. "More Baba's Please!" was launched in 2017 and celebrates all grandmothers in the world.$1.00 from every book sold went to Grandmothers for Grandmothers organization helping grandmothers raise their grandchildren in Africa due to the aids pandemic. "Kohkum's Babushka: A Magical Metis/Ukrainian Tale " was launched by Gabriel Dumont Press 2017.My Buddy, Dido! celebrating grandfathers around the world was her 10th book released in 2018.It was shortlisted for a High Plains Book award out of Billings,Montana,2019. My Dearest Dido-The Holodomor Story published by Wood Dragon books is a book about the Ukrainian Genocide, the Holodomor has just been released 2019 and is her 11th book. You can purchase copies of this paperback or e-book on or directly through my website: Marion is available to do readings of her poetry,her books, present workshops on creative writing, as a motivational speaker or to sing. She started a group called,"The Sassy Sisters" with her sister Angie and they entertain by singing old time music at many places.


  • Fiction » Children's Literature—Picture Books, Children's—Middle Years, Children's Writing—Young Adult, Historical, Humour, Inspirational, Mystery, Romance
  • Music-Related » Lyrics—Alternative, Lyrics—Country, Lyrics—Folk, Other, Other
  • Non-Fiction » Biography, Memoir
  • Poetry » Children's, General, Inspirational

Professional Services

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


  • My Dearest Dido-The Holodomor Story. Wood Dragon Books, 2019
  • My Buddy, Dido!. your nickel's worth, 2018
  • More Baba's, Please!. your nickle's worth, 2017
  • Kohkum's Babushka:A Magical Metis/Ukrainian Tale ". Gabriel Dumont, 2017
  • The Mechanic's Wife. Destiny Publications, 2016
  • Ukrainian Daughter's Dance. Inanna Publications, 2016
  • The Time for Peace is Now. Happy Leopard Chapbooks, 2015
  • 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

Broadcast Works

  • You Rock, Shaw cable 10, 2016
    • TV show called You Rock a Conversation with Marion interviews people that are inspirational and trying to promote peace or make a difference in the world.Contact marion.mutala if you would like to be on my show.

Workshops Offered

  • Write On
    • Group Size:
      • 5-20
      Need help with your writing? I can give workshops, offer advice, assistant. Available to do workshop about writing for children's book, therapeutic or healing workshops or poetry workshops, mystery, historical fiction or information about publishing and self- publishing and how to market your books. I can create the perfect workshop to meet your needs as a writer. I have 11 books self- published and published to date in 9 years. I am an Ukrainian -Canadian national, best-selling, award-winning
  • Write On -Creative Writing workshops
    • Group Size:
      • 5-25
      Creative writing workshops available on memoir writing, historical fiction, children's books, poetry writing , writing for therapy.

Audience Age Groups

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