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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 and 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 was in released 2019 and is her 11th book. You can purchase copies of this paperback or e-book on amazon.ca or directly through my website: www.babasbabushka.ca. It is available as an audiobook as well.
It has been 10 years since Marion's first book "Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Christmas" was published. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Marion has created a limited edition hardcover anthology called "Babas Babushka:Magical Ukrainian Adventures." This anthology includes her trilogy with an added bonus book called "Baba's Babushka:A Magical Journey to Ukraine." Four books in one.This anthology is her 12th book.Her 13th book is the second edition and remake of "The Mechanics Wife" and available on amazon or her website at www.babasbaushka.ca. This is her first publication through her own publishing company called Millennium Marketing.Marion's 14th book is another handmade chapbook published by Happy Leopard Chapbooks called "Earth Angels:Operation Angel" with all proceeds from sales to Nashi, a Ukrainian ogranization supporting 14 girls at the Maple Leaf House in Ukraine which educates and stops girls from human trafficking.Her 15th book is called:Live Well: Ukrainian Upbringing and other Stories" containing 33 short stories and published by Hidden Brook Press.
Coming soon: "Baba's Sophie's:Magical Ukrainian Cookbook" and two plays
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.her website is www.babasbabushka.ca or text at 306-260-2393.
your nickle's worth publishing, 2020
Happy Leopard Chapbooks, 2020
Hidden Brook Press, 2020
Millennium Marketing, 2020
Wood Dragon Books, 2019
your nickel's worth publishing, 2018
Gabriel Dumont, 2017
your nickel's worth publishing, 2017
Destiny Publications, 2016
Inanna Publications, 2016
Happy Leopard Chapbooks, 2015
your nickel's worth publishing, 2014
your nickel's worth publishing, 2013
your nickel's worth publishing, 2012
your nickel's worth publishing, 2010