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Books by Marlene Bryenton

Marlene Bryenton writes children’s stories and lives on Prince Edward Island. Her inspirational stories have also been published in two Chicken Soup for the Soul books. See below to learn more about Marlene and her team.

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Magic Gifts
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels All Around
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Attitude of Gratitude

About the Author

Marlene Bryenton

Dr. Marlene Bryenton retired from a 36-year career as an Employment and Insurance officer, with Service Canada. In 1998 she received the Order of P.E.I. In 2003, Marlene received an Honourary Doctor of Laws Degree, from the University of Prince Edward Island. Marlene’s previous books included Anna’s Pink and Purple Glasses, Jaya’s Magic Wheelchair, and The Magic Toothbrush. This newest book introduces two exceptional gentlemen and their struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. Marlene had two stories published in Chicken Soup for the Soul. Marlene and her husband, Lloyd, live in Charlottetown and have a son and daughter, and four grandchildren.

About the Illustrator

Leanne Bowlan

Leanne Bowlan works in the optical industry but has always followed her passion for art. Recently she explored the craft of children’s book illustration. She was excited to be asked to illustrate her first book written by Marlene Bryenton back in 2019. Now the pair has completed three books together. The third book, The Magic Toothbrush holds a special place in her heart as one of the characters is her favourite father, Eric Bowlan a.k.a Mr. Magic. “It made illustrating this book a magical experience for me.” Leanne Bowlan, born in PEI, now resides in Stratford where she dreams of her next artistic adventure.

About the Illustrator

Allison Wolvers

Allison Wolvers, a self-taught artist, hails from Prince Edward Island. For as long as she can remember, she had a love for designing. During her many years in the art medium, Allison has studied video-editing, graphic design, modeling, and then found that digital illustration became one of her favourite passions. With Allison’s love for study and the challenging projects that she has been involved in, many different artistic projects have become reality. She then studied Video Game Art and Animation. Courses on figure-drawing continued to instill her love for what she does!

Allison created a Magic Toothbrush animated video using Marlene’s storybook illustrated by Leanne Bowlan and illustrated The Magic Gift.

About the Editor

Judy Parsons

Judy Parsons was born in Nova Scotia, raised in Newfoundland, then chose beautiful Prince Edward Island, as home, in 1997. She is a Chaplain for the past 15 years, so given many writing opportunities, within this career. Judy had taught Primary School for over 20 years. Her engagement with inquisitive minds and insightful questions, of her students, paired well with her delight, at the opportunity to edit this storybook. She has a love for travel, and expanding her horizons, beyond serving on many Boards and Committees, at home. Judy is mother to three grown children, and Grandmother of six. She knows this book will offer a well written glimpse, into an everyday experience, through the eyes of a child. Judy published her own book in 2021, telling her life story.

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