Author and writing facilitator Vicki Pinkerton has been interested in writing since she wrote, illustrated and self published her own book at the age of 9 (it was a press run of 1). The Life Coach and AWA (Amherst Writers and Artists) trained facilitator believes that writing has long ranging effects on the writer.
Her students have found that within the framework of a course, they have written pieces, in every genre from poetry to memoir and fiction that surprise them. Once they find their voices, a few students choose to publish some of what they have written. It is exciting to think that so much can be accomplished in a few short evenings.
Her life coaching experience means that Vicki and her participants often find writing helps them understand their life stories in ways that help them become fully themselves. One thing we learn in this business is no matter what our genre, our writing is about us. In that, it becomes universal allowing us to write successfully for others.
Vicki is a community animator and travels extensively in Canada finding friends and stories. Her own book “Reflections on the Road, 22,482 kilometres home,” is a non-traditional exploration of the 2009 leg of her “quest across Canada.”
Vicki came late to the Romance Genre. She and her co-writer daughter are in the final stages of editing an LGBT novel to come out soon.
“Writing is work but it is fun and pushes me into all kinds of adventures where I meet myself and others. I love sharing that passion with others.”
Vicki’s monthly column, Circles can be found in the East Gwillimbury Bulletin
Board of Directors – Amherst Writers and Artists
Facilitator – Write Now and Memoir– Town of Newmarket
Facilitates Writing in Old Crow Yukon to First Nations Elders for Yukon College.
Co-creator of Amherst Writers and Artists Canadian Chapter
Amherst Writers and Artist training
Creative Life Coach and proprietor of LifeLines Creative Coaching in business since 2005
Has been on the Board of Directors of WCDR – Writers Circle of Durham Region
Member of the International Coaching Federation
CTI coach training 2004
York University – Honours degree Communication -2004
York University Creative Writing Program 2000
Seneca College Certificate in Adult Education