Marilyn Kleiber
BIO
Biography

Marilyn Kleiber, born in South Africa, but raised primarily in Canada, has been writing since childhood. She is an instructor in writing skills, an author, and a mentor to a variety of other scribblers. Everything she teaches as an instructor, she has used in her own works. Her studies of literature and the English language are ongoing, and even today she adds to her education regarding the skills and challenges of word-smithing. Her take on courses is that there is always something to learn from someone new. Early in her short story writing, she was a winner at the Alice Munro festival. She has written magazine and newspaper articles, newsletters, online blogs, and her first five fantasy/myth novels were published, under the nom-de-plume of J. M. Tibbott. Since this is part of a series of seven novels, she is hard at work on novel #6. She belongs to a number of writing groups, and was past committee member of the Elora Writers' Festival. Marilyn claims if she could not write, she would lose the ability to breathe

ADDRESS
City: , Province/Territory: Ontario
EMAIL
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
The Arrival: The Pridden Saga: Book 1
Publisher
Sun Dragon Press Inc.
Year
2018
Title
The Healers: The Pridden Saga: Book 2
Publisher
Sun Dragon Press Inc.
Year
2019
Title
The Warriors: The Pridden Saga: Book 3
Publisher
Sun Dragon Press Inc.
Year
2020
Title
The Pleasure Seekers: The Pridden Saga: Book 4
Publisher
Sun Dragon Press Inc.
Year
2021
Title
The Horse Masters: The Pridden Saga: Book 5
Publisher
Sun Dragon Press Inc.
Year
2022
LINKS
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
Up 200 people
Presentation Genre
Fantasy and Myth
Presentation Length
1 hour
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Building a World

During this presentation, Marilyn discusses all the blocks to building a world with color, visual excitement and one which enable the reading audience to feel at home.

When building a fantasy world, every aspect of the world in which we currently live, must duplicated in some fashion, so that the reading audience can relate to the unfolding plot and the development of the characters.

 

Presentation Fee(s)
$150.00
Workshop details
Audience Size
50
Intended Audience
18+
Workshop Length
45 minutes
Workshop Description
Workshop description

any one of the following:

Points of View

Character Development

What Tense?

Showing versus Telling 

Editing

 

 

Workshop Fee(s)
$95.00
School presentation details
Audience Size
50 students
Intended Audience
Grades seven and eight and high school
Presentation Length
45 minutes
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Becoming a writer

Learning the skills

The joy of writing

Overcoming the Obstacles

Presentation Fee(s)
negotiable
Programs & Interests
Interested in participating Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
All members are eligible for the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program. Are you interested in participating in this pro
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
The Union’s Northern Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program funds in-person visits to northern Ontario schools when possible. Ar
Yes