The Story of Yvonne

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Yvonne Glasgow is an author, poet, writer, artist, crafter, and healer (among other things).

Yvonne Glasgow has been working as a freelance writer since 2000 when she wrote her first music review. Yvonne still writes reviews (music and book reviews, actually), but in those 17 years she has honed her skills as a freelance writer and moved from doing it part-time to doing it as a full-time career (since 2010).

Yvonne has experience in social media writing, marketing, SEO and link building, product descriptions, and both short and long-form writing for articles and blogs. She has written front pages for blogs, stories to be used in teaching elementary aged students, and she has worked as a newspaper reporter/stringer/journalist for numerous print newspapers across the great state of Michigan. She has a passion for writing on the subjects of health & wellness, including things like art therapy.

You can find Yvonne’s reviews online in various places, including Amazon and Bandcamp, as well as her own book review blog.

The History

Poetry about life, loss, love, and everything in between.Available at Lulu.comYvonne created her first poetry book ever when she was in the first grade. Since then she has never stopped writing. However, writing isn’t Yvonne’s only love. She has a passion for art, mixed-media collage, painting, drawing, crafting, sewing, music, divination, and more. If it can be considered “creative,” it’s pretty likely Yvonne loves it. She also has a passion for helping people and for healing (mind, body, and soul), which drove her to get her Philosopher of Holistic Life Coaching Degree in 2011.

Poetry is where Yvonne found passion in writing (and she’s been a voracious reader since childhood). In her teens and early twenties, she had her poems published in an anthology here and there, and then some were included in a small zine in the Grand Rapids area that is long gone now (she published those under the pen name IVY).

After a few years of writing reviews for Music Revue Magazine (where she got her professional start in 2000) in Grand Rapids, in 2003 Yvonne was hired on as their last editor-in-chief for the original owner. She remained with the magazine until September of 2005. In the next few years, Yvonne increased her online writing skills, leading to the career she has now. You can see her skills on Yvonne’s Portfolio page.

In 2008 Yvonne published her first book (in the traditional manner). It was a children’s picture book in which she also created all of the art. Frankie the Firefly Belongs would lead to numerous self-published books, in multiple genres. While all of her previous books are out of print, Yvonne is diligently working on new ones. Find out about her available books here.

When she’s not writing, Yvonne can be found doing many other artistic side projects, including hosting occasional arts and crafts night at the home she shares with her professional musician husband, Dale Wicks. You can follow Yvonne on Facebook.

IMG_20180905_191932Yvonne makes handmade dream catchers and dream pillows and does dream interpretations. She is also creating a line of divination items (including bone casting kits). You can learn more about The Art of Dreams and Divination on her publishing company website.

In 2018 Yvonne started her own publishing company, Glass Goat Publishing. That same year she also earned her Doctor of Divinity in Spiritual Counseling degree.

Yvonne strives to create things that help and inspire other people.