To have work one loves, and a lover with whom one can work, is the longing of most women. — Alice Walker


Here come the REVIEWS…


The reviews from the ARCs (advance reader copy) of A Widow’s Awakening novel (BHC Press) are starting to come in! Here’s one:

“Based on a true story, A Widow’s Awakening, is a hauntingly beautiful story of enduring love, overwhelming heartache and discovering resiliency. After the tragic death of her police officer husband Sam, Adri struggles to breathe let alone move forward in her life. With descriptions that are heartfelt, painful and often humorous, author Maryanne Pope artfully paints a picture of what it is like to have your entire world pulled out from under you. Having lost my own loved one tragically, I could so relate to everything Adri was feeling, experiencing and describing. I cried, I laughed, and found compassion for this woman who was courageously trying to navigate through what seemed like a terrible dream. This book is a must-read for anyone who has lost someone they loved and struggled to find their way in the aftermath of tragedy. Thank you to Maryanne for so bravely and honestly sharing your remarkable story of love and hope.”

– Sharon Ehlers, Grief Reiki

Coming Sept 13th…


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

– Stephen King, On Writing

We are thrilled to announce Maryanne Pope’s book, A Widow’s Awakening, has been picked up by BHC Press. They have designed a beautiful new cover and the book will be released on Sept 13th, 2018 as a fictional novel.

Please click here for details, including a list of on-line retailers where you can pre-order the book.

To view the 2-min trailer for the book, please visit us on Vimeo.

What is 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… 

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But 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.

How can we help YOU? Pointing hand

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 🙂

“A Widow’s Awakening arrived Friday afternoon and I spent all 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 S

  • 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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