Interviewing is a passion - sharing these stories a joy!
Marilyn R. Wilson
Marilyn R. Wilson is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for interviewing. Whether through a random encounter on the New York subway or via a “one-on-one” with an internationally recognized artist, the goal is the same – to share the unique journeys of inspiring individuals.
In 2007, this goal led the author to co-launch a successful, innovative magazine focused on professionals working in the fashion industry, paired with photography and illustrations by local artists. Her articles have featured in publications such as Raine Magazine (NYC), Schon Magazine (London) and Metro Living Zine (Vancouver).
Wilson has taken her passion to a new audience with the release of her first book titled Life Outside The Box: The Extraordinary Journeys of 10 Unique Individuals. This is the first in a new series called Real People - Real Lives. Book 2 of Life Outside the Box is in now being written and Wilson has four more titles in the development stage.
For a more indepth look at the author's journey to becoming a writer - check out her article published in Metro-Living Zine, "Interviewing - A Journey of Privilege."
“Marilyn Wilson is passionate about people – pure and simple. Combine that passion with her insatiable curiosity, genuine interest in the human journey and a gift for storytelling and you have someone you thoroughly enjoy – be it in-person or through her gifts with the written word. She inspires as surely as she derives inspiration from others.” - Debra Walker, Author and Human Relations Specialist
“Wilson empathizes so passionately with her subjects that each exchange seems like a therapeutic chat with a lifelong friend. If only all writers could get through the bony chest plate and to the heart so effortlessly!” - Darryl Humphrey, Professional Photographer
“I admire Marilyn’s commitment to finding and sharing an individual’s life stories in a way we can all connect with and relate to. A wonderful book showcasing inspirational stories and journeys on the road less travelled.” - Tricia Romani, President, Wilhelmina Models Vancouver
“Marilyn is a mountain of information when it comes to the fashion scene in Vancouver. Her years of experience are evident in how she interviews and writes. Her advice is always "bang on" and I like nothing more than a chance to be in her company!” - Sue Randhawa, Licensed Optician/Owner of The Optical Boutique
“Marilyn is a true professional in the fashion industry. Further, she is a great supporter and proponent of Canadian fashion.” - Christopher Bates, Creative Director
“Through the compelling stories of individuals who have made remarkable achievements by being true to themselves, this book shows how being yourself is the key to success.” - Andy Chu, Executive Producer, FMA Entertainment
“Marilyn Wilson does everything with a full heart, this includes sharing the stories of 10 amazing individuals. Wilson’s writing makes obvious her passion for her subjects. You’ll feel the same at the end of Life Outside the Box.” - Sarah Murray, Director, Fashion Capsule
“A book that will leave you feeling energized about life! Entertaining and thought provoking, the stories profiled are all about finding a purpose and creating a life of meaning and fulfillment.” - Vladimir Markovich, Creative and Fashion Director
“I worked and wrote for Marilyn as a free-lance writer when she was the editor for Vancouver Fashion eZine…She was a great mentor and editor, and always had positive and constructive criticism when editing articles. I was able to learn so much from Marilyn on writing, editing and interview etiquette. It would be a pleasure for us to work together again one day.” - Casey Strynadka, Foundation Student with British Columbia Funeral Association
“Marilyn's enthusiasm for Vancouver designers and her ability to "listen" make her one of the few fashion writers one can trust to represent a designers point of view without imposing her own message. A delight to work with and a real fashion force in Vancouver.” - Patricia Fieldwalker, Design, General Management at Arabesque Design Ltd