Marylou Wakefield is a writer who believes that stories have the power to change people's lives. For more than 20 years, she has written for business and consumer publications about public relations, health care, the arts, education, and adventure. Recently, she wrote articles for yachting magazines and online news sites in the UK, US and Canada.

Marylou developed a website  and blog http://kimchowaroundtheworld.com about Glenn Wakefield, who sailed single-handed for 218 days non-stop across 22,500 nautical miles in an attempt to set the world record as the first person from North America to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation west about.

Marylou is currently writing a creative non-fiction book and participating with Glenn in public presentations about their journey. Watch her on video as she talks about her journey. She can be reached at mlwakefield@shaw.ca

Sample Articles

Victoria Solo Circumnavigator Crosses Halfway Mark Pacific Yachting (May 2008)

Wrong Way Round Yachting World (UK) (May 2008)

A Lifelong Dream in the Making The Mainsheet, Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Single Hander Takes on the World Currents, Bluewater Cruising Association

Single handed non-stop circumnavigator from Victoria, B.C. reaches half way point off South Africa in the Southern Ocean, News Release

Let's Face It Business Vancouver Island (December, 2006)

Effective PR in the 90's calls for media savvyVictoria's Business Report

How to host meetings clients are glad they attendedVictoria's Business Report 

Build relationships with your customers, Victoria's Business Report 

Kayaking with Kids Getting You Out There Newsletter, Ocean River Sports

So you think your story is newsworthy? Media Guide

Marylou is an accredited member of the Canadian Public Relations Society

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