writer traveler photographer


Sandra and Maggie 2-23 (2)Sandra Phinney is a Canadian-based professional writer and photographer. She lives on the edge of the Tusket River in Nova Scotia. She and her husband, Barrie MacGregor, built their home and are powered up with solar.  (In case you are wondering, the roof is still standing and their marriage survived.)

Sandra’s had a few former lives including teaching and social work. Then she farmed for 18 years, growing organic vegetables. After losing money for 17 of those 18 years, she sold the farm and started over. Now, instead of driving a tractor and growing vegetables, Sandra wields a camera and harvests stories. She’s penned three books, contributed to several travel guides and her  articles have appeared in over 60 publications.  She’s also won several writing/photography awards that have kept her humble.

To satisfy her craving to teach, Sandra gives writing workshops on various topics including narrative, writing memoir, how to start a freelance business and travel writing.

Sandra is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada, the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Freelance Union, the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick, PEN Canada, and the Canadian Association for Photographic Art. In her spare time she practices Tai Chi and does wilderness canoeing.

Welcome! This is where I occasionally pluck and post a recent story or give a behind-the-scenes commentary (when fit to publish). You'll also find notices about upcoming workshops, such as memoir or travel writing. For the month of July, join me for the July Project. Enjoy your visit and come back often. Better yet, subscribe!

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