writer traveler photographer


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 four books, contributed to several travel guides and her  articles have appeared in over 70 publication.  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 and travel writing.

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

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