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Madelon Smid
Audience Age Groups
Secondary (Grades 10-12)
Middle (Grades 6-9)
Elementary (Grades K - 5)

Madelon Smid

Smid began her writing career in Saskatoon, as a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Saskatoon Romance writer's, she wrote and sold her first contemporary romance in 1991. A move to MB turned her writing in the direction of non fiction. In 1998 she co-authored Smart Women: Canadian Entrepreneurs talk about making money. It became an overnight Canadian Best Seller and Smid travelled Canada on a media tour, then again giving Smart Women workshops. In 2000 Smart Women Get Better was published, and Smid continued giving workshops, keynote addresses and publishing articles. In 2001 Smid moved to the Swift Current area and began teaching adult education classes in writing for the Cypress Hills College. As well, she started Armchair Writing, offering a variety of writing courses over the Internet. At the same time she published many articles in regional and national magazines. Smid also started the Prairie Quills Writer's Group which continues to thrive and contribute to the Swift Current area. Smid published short stories in six anthologies produced bi-annually by the Prairie Quills group, editing or co-editing all six collections. In 2012 Smid stopped teaching to devote her time to writing. She authored Daring Heights a 6 book series of romantic suspense, and Sisters in Peril Trilogy and non fiction book:Chronic Challenge: Living Well With a Chronic Disease. Smid is the mother of two and grandmother of four. She writes from her home on the river, where she lives with her husband. She is an avid kayaker, skier, x-country skier and camper. Her books reflect her love of nature and need to interact with the great outdoors. They have been described as" intelligent, suspenseful, and sensual" by her readers.

Workshops Offered

5 W's and 1 H
Group Size: 6-20
Can be either a 4 hour or 4 week course for beginner writers. It covers the big questions that move a story or article forward: who, where, when, what, why and how? Interactive and an excellent way to join other writers for a fun time.
Customized workshop
Group Size: 1-300
I have delivered workshop on a one-to-one basis and to rooms holding hundred\'s of people. I customize my workshop to suit your purposes and meet your writing goals. I am comfortable leading you through a six hour day on writing, or giving a 1/2 hour talk on writing, publishing, self publishing, creativity, journaling, writing: short stories, full length fiction, memoir, and literary non fiction. I am always pleased to meet the participant\'s unique needs.
Equinox for Youth
Group Size: 6-12
A workshop for youth 11-14 years of age, or 6-10 years of age. Participants learn the basics of story telling while writing individual stories, then work together combining the best elements to create a group story. The story is edited, formatted, printed up and given to each child. Often the local library agrees to host a reading night and children present their story to the community, then gift the library with a copy. Extremely successful on all levels.
Free Flowing
Group Size: 6-30
Beginner writers learn to relax and play with ideas, give and receive critiques, turn ideas into stories, and apply basic writing elements.
Here's a Thought
Group Size: 6-20
Interactive 8 week course for writers at all levels. Covers journaling, small group support, writing articles, editing, inspired by nature, marketing, plotting, café writing, large group readings. Leaves them with the ability to write and publish articles
I want to Publish: How to Get My work Into Print
Group Size: 30-30
Four 1 1/2 hour classroom sessions. Covers Finding a Publisher, Applying the guidelines, Pitching My Work, Protecting My Book.
Journaling to Truth
Group Size: 4-50
An interactive 5 week course for writers at all levels, which helps the writer expand the skill of journaling. Covers Finding my voice, journaling through the senses, finding peace, journaling to grow and journaling to find self.
Setting Your Creative Spirit Free
Group Size: 4-20
This 6 hour week workshop for all levels of writers helps you understand and stimulate your creativity. The course emphasizes exercises that help you find your own style and voice, and use them to share your thoughts, feelings and stories with others. You will push your creative comfort zone to a new level. It has been successfully used for high school teachers, Swift Current Dental association members and writing groups.
Stimulating Your Creativity
Group Size: 4-36
An 6 hour workshop for anyone who wants to pursue a creative project. Has been successfully used for high school teachers, Swift Current Dental association members and writing groups. Using many interactive activities they find new ways and perspective on approaching their work.
The Planner Plots
Group Size: 10-30
Covers the aspects of plots, and narrative arcs. Identifying the elements, making them work for your genre. Interactive,
The Specificity of Writing Romance
Group Size: 10-40
An interactive workshop leading you from the identification of your genre, through the twisted pathways of writing a captivating romance, identifying and wooing your readers, and building a community they will embrace. Interspersed with general information are exercises, which allow the individual to focus on a particular writing goal.
Write Your Life
Group Size: 6-30
Interactive 2, 4 or 6 hours long for adults, seniors. Leads a first time writer through a story collection process, journaling, critiquing constructively and writing memories.
Writing: Start to Finish
Group Size: 4-24
An interactive 8 week course for writers at all levels, leading them through the steps of completing a written work and selling their piece.


Sinister Skies

The Wild Rose Press, 2019,

Fatal Flight

The Wild Rose Press, 2018,

Lethal Landing

The Wild Rose Press, 2018,

Change is not a Four-Letter Word

Prairie Quills Writers' Group, 2017,

Sky High

The Wild Rose Press, 2017,

High Risk

The Wild Rose Press, 2016,

Reaching High

The Wild Rose Press, 2016,

Chronic Challenge: Living Well With a Chronic Disease

Printer Copies Xpress, 2015,

High Ground

The Wild Rose Press, 2015,

High Seas

The Wild Rose Press, 2015,

Madelon Smid releases full length fiction book

Kyle Times, 2014,

Reflections From the Creek (Anthology)

The Prairie Quills Writers' Group, 2014,

Writers celebrate city of Swift Current's 100 years

Prairie Post, 2014,

Writers celebrate city of Swift Current's 100 years

Prairie Post, 2014,

Writers reflect on Swift Current's history

Southwest Booster, 2014,

Climbing High

The Wild Rose Press, 2013,

Forces baby baptized here

Rosetown Eagle, 2009,

A Genuine Cowboy

The Kyle Times, 2007,

A Genuine Cowboy

Canadian Cowboy Country, 2005,

A Prairie Sanctum

Canadian Trees, 2005,

Couple set to toast new venture

The Western Producer, 2005,

Restoration project remembers Sak. tree king

The Western Producer, 2005,

Prairie Amazons: when push comes, they shove

The Western Producer, 2004,

Traps for the Unwary

The Canadian Writer\'s Guide, 2003,

Buffalo hits the big time

The Western Producer, 2002,

Growing in faith

Our Family, 2001,

Hotel finds niche in middle of plains

The Western Producer, 2001,

Please fix the world

The Report, 2001,

Please fix the world

The Report, 2001,

Racers mow their way into fans hearts

The Western Producer, 2001,

The man behind the ho ho ho

The Western Producer, 2001,

Beware of illusory freedom

The Report, 2000,

Revenge of the orphaned

The Report, 2000,

Smart Women Canadian Entrepreneurs Who Make Money

MacMillan Canada, 2000,

The real motive is sadism

The Report, 2000,

Are You Sabotaging Your Financial Success

Online AOL, 1999,

Could You Be Your Own Boss

Chatelaine, 1999,

Joy to the Mothers

The Report, 1999,

A Pat on the Back

Smarten Up, 1998,

Body Check

Smarten Up, 1998,


Smarten Up, 1998,

Faith Makes Us Strong

Upper Room, 1998,

Post Winter Blahs

Smarten Up, 1998,

Smart Women Canadian Entrepreneurs Talk About Making Money

MacMillan Canada, 1998,

Spiritully Smarter

Smarten Up, 1998,

First Rupert's Land A.W.A.R.E. Conference

Anglican Journal, WPG, 1997,

Hardware In My Blood

Western People, 1997,

New Youth Coordinator

Anglican Journal, WPG, 1997,

What's Up In Manitoba

Wordwrap, 1997,

Increasing Profits Through Co0operation

The Argus, 1996,

Festival of the Equinox

Stonewall This Month, 1995,

Thanks Reverend

Stonewall This Month, 1995,

Thanks Reverend

Stonewall This Month, 1995,

A Tribute To Marriage

Our Family, 1994,

Learning To Pray

Upper Room, 1994,

A Lodge of His Own Making

Westernn People, 1993,

STAY and Flourish

Anglican Journal, 1987,

Lay Incumbent Named

Anglican Journal, 1986,

Farewell at St. Tim's

Anglican Journal, 1985,

Three Deacons

Anglican Journal, 1984,

What's Up In Manitoba

Wordwrap, 1,

Broadcast Works

A Mom's Despair, CBC Radio, 2001-2001
A one time performance on First Person Singular, Morning Time CBC radio.
Ambivalence, CBC Radio, 2001-2001
A one time performance on First Person Singular, Morning Time CBC radio.

Writing Groups

  • Prairie Quills


Electronic Media
  • Blogs
  • Other
  • Websites
  • Action/Adventure
  • Romance
  • General Non-Fiction
  • Self-Help
  • Radio


  • Developmental/Project Editing
  • Manuscript Critiquing (Not Editing)
  • Rewriting
  • Stylistic Editing
  • Substantive/Structural Editing
  • Web-based/Online Editing
Electronic/Online Media
  • Blogging
  • Online
  • Web Site Writing
Genre Writing
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Literary/Creative Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Feature Writing
  • General Interest/Consumer Magazines
  • Interviews
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Newspapers
  • Reviews
Lecturing/Public Speaking
  • Conferences
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Special Events
Script Writing
  • Radio
  • Professional Development Workshops
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