Yvonne Glasgow is an author, poet, writer, artist, and healer. You may be surprised, but all of these things mesh well together, and through these passions, Yvonne works to help other people find their creativity through her writing.
Yvonne Glasgow has been working as a freelance writer since 2000 when she wrote her first music review. Yvonne still writes reviews, but in those 17 years she has honed her experience as a freelance writer and moved from doing it part-time to doing it as a full-time career.
Yvonne has experience in social media writing, marketing writing, SEO and link building, 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.
Yvonne 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, 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.
Yvonne Glasgow is a creative genius. She is a professional writer with a passion for all arts. Yvonne got her start as a professional writer in 2000, writing show reviews and CD reviews (she continues to write music reviews to this day). She was published long before that, with her poems in an anthology here or there and then some 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 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 honed her online writing skills, and in 2010 she started working freelance from home. You can see her skills on Yvonne’s Portfolio page.
Before that, 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 poetry books currently in print on the Poetry Books page and her wellness books on the Wellness Books page.
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 fiance, Dale Wicks. She is currently learning to play the ukulele and organ/piano. She crafts, paints, draws, and so much more. Yvonne hosts a Facebook Group Awesome Michigan Creatives, where she posts all sorts of creative inspirations and encourages others to do so as well. She also co-hosts a group for Grand Rapids area writers, Write Now, Grand Rapids! You can find writing prompts, motivational quotes, and the latest news by following Yvonne on Facebook.
Yvonne is currently working toward a Doctor of Divinity in Spiritual Counseling degree when she’s not writing articles, reviews, or working on her book ideas.