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Marion Mutala
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Middle (Grades 6-9)
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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 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.It is now available as an audiobook as well. You can purchase copies of this paperback, e-book or audiobook on or directly through my website:

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 collection of her 4 stories called "Babas Babushka:Magical Ukrainian  Adventures." This collection includes her trilogy with an added bonus book called "Baba's Babushka:A Magical Journey to Ukraine." This collection 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 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 as well as Race to finish her second poerty book.

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 or text at 306-260-2393.

Workshops Offered

Write On
Group Size: 5-20
Ages: Adults
Year: 2016

Write on a creative writing  workshop  for all ages.

Write On -Creative Writing workshops
Group Size: 5-25
Year: 0
Creative writing workshops available on memoir writing, historical fiction, children's books, poetry writing , writing for therapy.


Baba's Babushka: Magical Ukrainian Adventures

your nickle's worth publishing, 2020

Earth Angels: Operation Angel

Happy Leopard Chapbooks, 2020

Live Well: Ukrainian Upbringing and Other Stories

Hidden Brook Press, 2020

The Mechanic's Wife

Millennium Marketing, 2020

My Dearest Dido-The Holodomor Story

Wood Dragon Books, 2019

My Buddy, Dido!

your nickel's worth publishing, 2018

Kohkum's Babushka: A Magical Metis/Ukrainian Tale

Gabriel Dumont, 2017

More Baba's, Please!

your nickel's worth publishing, 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


your nickel's worth publishing, 2014

Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Wedding

your nickel's worth publishing, 2013

Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Easter

your nickel's worth publishing, 2012

Baba's Babushka:A Magical Ukrainian Christmas

your nickel's worth publishing, 2010

Broadcast Works

You Rock, Shaw cable 10, 2016-2016
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.


Electronic Media
  • Blogs
  • Other
  • Websites
  • Children's Writing—Young Adult
  • Children's—Middle Years
  • Historical
  • Humour
  • Inspirational
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Lyrics—Alternative
  • Lyrics—Children's
  • Lyrics—Country
  • Lyrics—Folk
  • Other
  • Autobiography
  • Biography
  • Christian/Religion
  • Cookbooks
  • Essays
  • General Non-Fiction
  • History—Family
  • History—Period
  • Inspirational
  • Memoir
  • Children's
  • General
  • Humourous and/or Nonsense
  • Inspirational
  • Literary
  • Other
  • Stage


Academic/Research Writing
  • Essays
  • Journals
  • Research
Business/Corporate/Government Writing
  • Grant Applications and Reports
  • Speech Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Rewriting
Electronic/Online Media
  • Blogging
  • Online
Genre Writing
  • Biography
  • Children’s Writing
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Historical Projects
  • Literary/Creative Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Poetry
  • Ghostwriting
  • Editorials
  • Feature Writing
  • General Interest/Consumer Magazines
  • Interviews
  • Reviews
  • Trade/Special Interest Magazines
Lecturing/Public Speaking
  • Conferences
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Special Events
Script Writing
  • Film
  • Playwriting
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Writer-in-Residence
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