Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it. — Unknown

What A Widow’s Awakening Readers are Saying…


“I have just finished reading A Widow’s Awakening and wanted to thank you for sharing what you went through. Some of the ups and downs are similar to when a relationship falls apart, as well as actually losing a partner, so I am sure you have touched a lot of people.”

– Sharon Shier Grant Sosnoski, Calgary, AB

“A Widow’s Awakening is a book infused with searing honesty…never before has the stark terror which follows the loss of a soulmate been more clearly exposed. The writing is passionate and brilliant…sometimes the reader can feel burdened by page after page of misery, but the author’s spirit saves the story and shines through ever-bright. Yes it’s a book about death, but it’s more a book about personal goals, direction and the meaning of life. When I reached the end…I felt as if a huge presence had gone and left me alone; no longer burdened at all, I wanted more of this remarkable woman’s memoir.”

– Gerald Haslam, Vancouver, BC

For more testimonials, please click here.

The Feb 2018 edition of Watering Hole e-zine is out!


Please click here to read it…all sorts of pics & tales about life on the road ūüôā¬†


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‚ÄúMaking a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.‚ÄĚ

‚Äď From¬†The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

¬†Welcome to Pink Gazelle Productions…


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


A Guide to Our E-mail Subscriptions…¬†


Interested in hearing from us on a regular basis but not sure which e-mail to subscribe to? Click here for the¬†low-down¬†ūüôā


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.

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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 ūüôā

“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.

‚ÄúTold with brave candour and intelligent wit, A Widow‚Äôs 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.‚ÄĚ

РShannon Lyons, AWA reader, Calgary, AB

To read just a few of the testimonials from readers, here is the link. 

Wolves in Western Canada Need Our Help…


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Please read Help Stop Wolf Cull in Alberta¬†to find out you can help raise public awareness about this issue…and bring an end to the killings.

Links We Love…¬†


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Esther Kane, RCC

Esther Kane is a Registered Clinical Counselor who specializes in helping women who are dealing with eating disorders or disordered eating. It's Not About the Food front cover

Esther is the author of the outstanding book, It’s Not About the Food; A Woman’s Guide to Making Peace with Food and Our Bodies. Esther’s weekly blogs, however,¬†don’t deal solely with issues relating to eating, food and¬†body-image. Rather,¬†Esther’s blogs¬†cover a wide¬†variety of subjects¬†that¬†are useful, insightful and often highly entertaining! I highly recommend subscribing ūüôā

Angela J Ford

Looking for inspiration? Check out Angela J. Ford’s blog.

It’s fantastic! Angela’s¬†mission is to help individuals and businesses achieve success by expanding their networks.¬†She is¬†passionate about encouraging artists and inspiring creators to take action steps towards achieving their dreams.

Maryanne was featured in a recent edition of Angela’s Lifestyle Design. Please click here to read it.

nonparentslogo Nonparents.com is an¬†excellent and informative website¬†for people without children by circumstance or choice…because being a parent is an enormous responsibility – and not for everyone.

To read¬†Maryanne’s story about¬†her decision to not¬†have children,¬†here¬†is the link to where it’s featured on nonparents.com. As¬†Pink Gazelle Productions¬†explored in the documentary, Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood, the decision ‘to be or not to be…a mom’ is just that: a decision¬†not a given.

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