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Board of Directors

SaskBooks’ Board of Directors draws on expertise in the publishing industry, and consists of the following positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Past President, and Members-at-Large. Our officers are elected for one year terms by a majority vote of our members at our AGM. SaskBooks’ board members are volunteers for our organisation.

President

Morgan Tunzelmann – University of Regina Press

Tunzelmann
Morgan Tunzelmann

Morgan Tunzelmann earned her B.A. from Okanagan University College (now UBC Okanagan), her M.A. from the University of Alberta, and her Ph.D. (ABD) from the University of Waterloo. Before her career in book publishing, she taught university classes in literature and worked for the Culture of Cities Centre, a Toronto-based research institute that examined health and illness in the city. Before joining the University of Regina Press in 2014, Morgan worked in academic and trade publishing, gaining valuable experience in publicity, book production, digital publishing, and Open Access. Happy to return to the prairie’s wide open skies, Morgan has participated in Saskatchewan’s rich arts and culture sector as a Cultural Juror with the City of Regina and is currently a board member with SaskBooks.

 

Vice President

To be elected by the Board in September

 

Treasurer

To be elected by the Board in September

Members-at-Large

belindaBelinda Riehl-Fitzimmons – Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (“The Archies”)

Belinda Riehl-Fitzsimmons has been interested in books since childhood. In fact, reading was a preferred activity to sports. She began her journey of book creation with being the editor of her small-town school yearbook for 4 years. Following earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in archaeology and anthropology, she worked off and on in the archaeological consulting field, often writing and researching materials for client reports. She became the Business Administrator for the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society in the fall of 2006. Her skills in proofreading and basic editing soon led to taking on the role of editor of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society’s Newsletter (now the Quarterly) in 2007, which she continues. Other titles she has helped create are Sifting Through Time – A History of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, and Occasional Papers in Archaeology Number 2 – Contributions to Northern Plains Archaeology and Number 3 – The Cypress Hills Massacre. Belinda is married with three adult children, and lives in Saskatoon.

 

Blair Fornwald – Dunlop Art Gallery

Byrna Barclay – Burton House Books

MacKenzie Hamon – Coteau Books

 

Past President

Heather Nickel
Heather Nickel

Heather Nickel – Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

Heather loves to read and finds that publishing prairie stories is a great way to indulge her passion. She has a BA (English) from the University of Saskatchewan and began helping authors publish books in 1997.