Marcia Allyn Luke has a Master of Professional Education, Curriculum & Pedagogy from Western University, an Honours Bachelor in English from the University of Guelph, and a postgraduate Publishing Certificate from Ryerson University.
Marcia’s favourite pastime is reading and she can often be found with her nose in a book. She has been a writer at heart from the very beginning, writing children’s books for younger grades in elementary school. Marcia has authored and published a memoir, “Letters to My Hypothetical Children”, contributed to a #1 internationally bestselling book, “Silent Grief, Healing, & Hope”, and written numerous articles for TWINS Magazine, New Dreamhomes Magazine, and Life in Multiples.
Marcia has a passion for education and lifelong learning, devoting her career to publishing educational resources, developing curriculum, and teaching at the post-secondary level. She has been teaching since 2017 and has taught courses such as Introductory Communications, Virtual Culture, Truth and Lies (Critical Thinking), Children’s Literature, Professional Writing, College English, Conspiracy Theories (Critical Thinking), Copyediting, and Academic Research and Writing at Fleming College, George Brown College, and Humber College. Marcia has 17 years’ experience in post-secondary education and publishing in a variety of editorial, sales, marketing, project management, acquisitions, and new program development positions, providing a unique, holistic perspective. Companies she has worked with include: American Technical Publishers, McGraw-Hill Education, NELSON Education, and Harlequin Enterprises.
In addition to teaching, Marcia has her own publishing business, Twin Horseshoes, providing editing, self-publishing, and marketing services to individuals, helping them fulfill their dream of being a published author. Twin Horseshoes has published titles in: nonfiction sales and selling; memoirs, including a travel memoir; children’s picture books/series; and fiction fantasy. Twin Horseshoes publishes in ebook, paperback, and hardcover formats and distributes to bookstores, retailers, and libraries as well as direct to consumers. The first French translation is coming in 2022!
Marcia is currently the Vice President, National Executive Council for Editors Canada. Marcia also likes to volunteer for causes related to health awareness, children’s and women’s rights, and donates blood on a regular basis. Outside of work, Marcia is a mom to twin girls. She likes to spend time with family and friends, rock climbing, and participating in any activity outside. Marcia loves coffee, Harry Potter, and puppy snuggles.
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