You can recognize the people who live for others by the haunted look on the face of the others. — Katherine Whitehorn

 A Widow’s Awakening Picked Up By Publisher…


“Writing is not life but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.”

– Stephen King, On Writing

We are pleased to announce that the publisher BHC Press has recently picked up A Widow’s Awakening for publication…hooray! They have designed a beautiful new cover (see above) and the book will be released on Sept 13th, 2018 as a work of fiction. I have made a few minor tweaks to the story and added a special 10th anniversary afterword but the essence of the book remains the same…

Please click here for details. 

May 2018 Edition of The Watering Hole Now Out…


Here’s the link to read all the latest PGP News (including Maryanne’s gypsy escapades)!

Welcome to Pink Gazelle Productions…


We create authentic works that inspire people to effect positive change in themselves and the world around them.

 “I initially read A Widow’s Awakening years ago when I was in a very different place. I just recently re-read it again and there were so many things that felt palpable to me as I navigated my way through your words. Things that I naively thought were unique to my journey…through your awakening, I became enlightened and empowered.”

– Lindsey Jepson, Calgary, AB

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May We Recommend…


Our weekly inspirational e-mail, Weekly  Words of Wisdom (WWOW), goes out every Wed. It’s short, sweet & sassy…you’ll love it! Here’s the link to subscribe.

And then watch your e-mail inbox for a saucy thank you gift…an e-book by Maryanne Pope, CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions, entitled Dive Into this Chicago Deep Dish; Ten Bite-Sized Tips for a Yummier Slice of Life. We think you’ll love that, too 🙂

Who We Are


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Founder & CEO, Maryanne Pope

Maryanne Pope – author, playwright, screenwriter, blogger, public speaker, workplace safety advocate, environmental educator and professional Auntie – started Pink Gazelle Productions in 2002, two years after the on-duty death of her police officer husband, Cst John Petropoulos of the Calgary Police Service.

For further details on PGP’s history, company name, team-members, projects & beliefs, please click here.

“I got home Friday night and was going to “start” the book, A Widow’s Awakening…well, I didn’t put it down till I finished!! I laughed but mostly cried. It was an amazing read…thank you for sharing.”

– Sherry Woodworth, Calgary, AB

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In a word…inspiration!

Our goal is to inspire people to reach their highest potential – because inspired people are positive, proactive people. Through blogs, e-mail campaigns, books, plays and films, we create and share meaningful stories that encourage and empower individuals to live with passion and purpose…and the patience to go through the process 🙂

“Your book, A Widow’s Awakening, arrived Friday afternoon and I spent all of Friday evening reading it. It has been a very long time since I have done that, reading a book cover to cover, crying most of the time. You told your story so well and with such passion that I felt that I was in the room with you…I realize now that I have a great deal of hurt that I haven’t dealt with over the years and how it is my responsibility, like you, to find my true mission/purpose in life.”

– Kathleen Specht

A Widow’s Awakening book by Maryanne Pope


A Widow's Awakening

Eight years in the making, this extraordinary – and true – story of soul mates, saints, saviours and safety in the workplace charts a young woman’s emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual journey through the first year of grief following the on-duty death of her husband, a police officer.

Over 2000 copies sold.

Please click here for details, including target niche markets.

To purchase a print copy, please visit our on-line store.

“Told with brave candour and intelligent wit, A Widow’s Awakening takes you on an enlightening journey into the worlds of policing, hospital trauma units, Orthodox religion, unsafe workplaces, and the unexpected areas our minds can wander into when life becomes almost too painful to bear. An inspiring story of coming to terms with the unimaginable in order to live a life with purpose and meaning, this book is a testament to the capacity of the human spirit.”

– Shannon Lyons, Calgary, AB

For more testimonials, please click here.

  • Your Feedback

    “I have just finished reading A Widow’s Awakening and I had to drop you a note. I was tremendously impressed with your book. By being so honest and open in sharing your feelings and emotions surrounding this tragic event, you are helping me (and other readers) handle the losses and disappointments in our own lives. The book is a great read, interesting, funny…very human. It was very hard to put down and I know I will read it again.” Nancy, Kingston, ON
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