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National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada

Publication Credits:


  • Book of essays–spring publication with Pottersfield Press 2024
  • Waking Up In My Own Backyard: Explorations in Southwest Nova Scotia (Pottersfield Press)
  • Maud Lewis and the “Maudified” House Project (Hawthorne Lane Publishing)
  • Risk Takers and Innovators: Great Canadian Business Ventures since 1950 (Altitude Publishing)
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau: the prankster who never flinched (Jackfruit Press)

Web columnist: Re-Creation World, JourneyWoman

Periodicals: Sandra has written for over 70 regional and national publications (newspapers, magazines and websites) from AAA Living to JourneyWoman.com, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Saltscapes, Canadian Geographic, Subaru’s Six Star and The Toronto Star.


  • 2018 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: Best Food & Drink Feature, 3rd place
  • 2018 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: best people photo, Honourable Mention
  • 2016 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: Best Spirit of Canada Feature, 1st place
  • 2016 TMAC Travel Writing Awards: Best Cultural & Historical Feature, 2nd place
  • 2013 TMAC Travel Writing Awards; best people photo
  • 2010 Atlantic Journalism Awards, Gold, Magazine profile
  • 2010 Northern Lights Award, finalist, best travel piece Canadian destination

1 Comment

  1. May 22, 2019    

    How lovely to see you pop into view Mabel! YAY! Look forward to reading about your travels!

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