"The only thing I love more than learning is sharing what I learn. Reading helps me--whether it is fiction or non-fiction, I've found information in all areas. Writing, both my books and my blog, lets me share what I have learned though several decades of life." Mahrie G. Reid
Mahrie created stories before she could write and later captured them in Hilary Notebooks. An avid reader, she lost herself in books, learned things in books from Five Little Peppers and How They Grew to a sneaked copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover. She decided stories were a critical element to a full life and thought that writing books would be the best job ever.
Pursuing an education, acquiring a husband and kids and a busy career overtook her writing for many years. She continue to read copiously, studied writing craft and shared her learning in workshops, conferences and courses.
Mahrie always wrote, publishing non-fiction, short stories and poetry as Mahrie Glab & Mary Creaser. She has now come full circle, returning to writing mystery novels.
The first in the Caleb Cove Mysteries series, was published in February, 2014 and the second, came out in June 2014. Working with a new publishing team in 2015, she re-titled these books as Came Home Dead and Came Home to a Killing. Work continues on Book 3, Came Home too Late. (2016)
Mahrie is a member of Alberta Romance Writers Association and a graduate of Calgary's Citizen's Police Academy and Private Investigation 101.
As Mahrie (Creaser) Glab she is also a freelance, non-fiction writer (see bibliography) and instructor/facilitator for creative writing courses. After a hectic real estate appraising career in Calgary, Alberta, she enjoys the slower pace of her writing career and her activities in the writing community. She resides in central Alberta with her husband and a cat called Kotah.
Other Published Work
In Connections, the ARWA Newsletter
- Structuring a Flashback
- Pull the Reader In
- So You Want to Write a Synopsis
- Back Story
- Immediacy and Point of View
- Wishcraft, Seatcraft, writers and goals
- Middles and Midpoints
- Q and A for Writers - Monthly Column 2009 – 2011
Feature and Human Interest Articles:
Western Producer Newspaper
- Once a Farmer, Always a Farmer
- Heating With Woodstoves
- Back to the Farm, Woman Ferrier
- Spirit Horse Woman
Dawson City / Klondike Sun
- Dawson City Flyboy, August 1994
- And Charlie Sent Roses, Treasures Along the Fenceline, 2010 Edition
- And With Dessert, Treasures Along The Fenceline, 2011 Edition
- November 19, Treasurers Along the Fenceline, 2010 Edition
- Depression, Treasurers Along the Fenceline, 2011 Edition
Workshop and Training Experience
Her training and public speaking experiences include:
- A general novel writing course, a creative writing workshop and an awakening your talent workshop for Powerhouse, Pembina Consortium in Drayton Valley.
- A mystery writing course at Metro Community College in Edmonton
- Workshops for international writing conferences as well as writers groups throughout the province teaching creative-writing, writing-craft and motivational/goal setting topics:
- When Words Collide - 2013, 2014 and 2015
- ARWA Romance Writers' Conferences
- Victoria Romance Writers' Conference
- 1999 University of Calgary, Journalism Conference
- ARWA monthly workshops