This 22-minute video introduces my writing process. It stems from a speech I gave to the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa in February 2018.
Tracey Arial specializes in profiling amazing individuals and businesses for blogs, books, newspapers and magazines. She's also an avid year-round gardener and permaculture designer. In addition to the Arial View blog and courses, she operates Notable Nonfiction Ltd., a publisher working to promote true stories in multiple media and Unapologetically Canadian, a podcast that explores the Canadian identity through interviews, stories and personal essays. With others, she co-founded CAUS, a non-profit solidarity cooperative that helps Montrealers grow and prepare seasonal local food; Genealogy Ensemble, a collaborative research and writing group and blog; and Grand Potager, a nonprofit that operates Verdun's municipal greenhouses as an urban agriculture resource centre. Her books include: I Volunteered, Canadian Vietnam Vets Remember, the Canadian Writers' Guide to Government Action and several Ulysses guides to cycling, hiking and cross-country-skiing. She co-edited and co-authored Beads in a Necklace, Family History Stories from Genealogy Ensemble.