Read and enjoy Irene's inspirational contribution to our 2020 Authors Showcase:
A Lamb, a Dog and a Haircut, by clicking here.
Irene Pylypec suffers from Peter Pan Syndrome, but she’s fine with that. After spending an idyllic childhood on a self-sustaining farm on the Canadian prairie, Irene left the country life for university. When she realised a Fine Arts degree wasn’t likely to lead to a job, she switched to a college course in graphic design.
Not satisfied with the nine-to-five lifestyle, Irene never stayed in one place very long and consequently worked at many and diverse places. Her jobs included waitress, seamstress, printing press operator, print shop scheduler, marketing assistant, meat packer and electronics assembler.
Professional careers included graphic design, technical illustration, photo re-touching (i.e. manual Photoshop), proof-reading, teaching ESL and coordinating an ESL program. Irene is also a businessperson. A lay-off notice resulted in her providing graphic design services at a time when home businesses were new and not that well received. She was also the owner of an ecommerce site when online storefronts were in the pioneering phase.
But above all, Irene is a storyteller. She loves to share her travel stories with her readers. The goal in her first memoir (published in 2018) is to take the reader on a journey back in time to walk side-by-side with her on her many adventures and misadventures. Her blog, meanwhile, tells humorous anecdotes of prairie life.
These days, she writes, reads, gardens and looks forward to spending more quality time with her young grandchildren.
Oh…and to imbibe in fine wine. Preferably with chocolate.