Mag is an award winning western roots poet who was named the 2012 Cowgirl Poet of the Year for the Will Rogers Awards, sponsored by the Academy of Western Artists. She is also a past recipient of the CowboyPoetry.com Lariat Laureate award. She was nominated top five for 2014/2015 Western Music Association Award of Excellence for Cowgirl Poet of the Year. She has been a featured performer at every major cowboy festival and other events in Western Canada and into the US. Her recitations have also been aired on TV and radio.
Her passion for writing extends to freelancing and has been published internationally in numerous magazines, anthologies, newspapers and websites. In recent years, Mag has turned her hand to songwriting and her fourth book (Western Spirit) won the 2013 Cowboy Poetry Book of the Year from the Western Music Association.
Cobble Hill, BC
E-mail mvmawhinney@shaw .ca