Wood Dragon Books

Box 1216 Regina, Sask., CANADA S4P 3B4

Authors

Jeanne Martinson, M.A.

Jeanne Martinson is a professional speaker, trainer and best-selling author who has worked internationally and throughout Canada. Since co-founding her own firm in 1993, Jeanne has inspired thousands of participants in her workshops and keynote presentations with her humour, insight and real-world examples.

Jeanne completed her Master of Arts degree in Leadership at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her graduate research focused on the differences and similarities of criminal gang leaders and corporate leaders. Her research was published by the International Leadership Association in their annual journal (2012) as a peer-reviewed journal article (Leadership Lessons from the Criminal World).

Jeanne also holds a Certificate in Organisational (Organizational) Behaviour from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland) and a certification as a practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).

Jeanne has delivered workshops and keynote addresses to government, associations and the private sector. Her most popular topics are leadership and diversity. As a strategist in workplace diversity, Jeanne’s goal is to assist leaders in understanding diversity issues so they may attract, retain and engage their ideal workforce.

Jeanne’s first non-fiction book, Lies and Fairy Tales That Deny Women Happiness, explores the myths that many Canadian women are raised with and which limit their ability to have happy relationships and fulfilling careers. Her second book, Escape from Oz – Leadership For The 21st Century explores the parallels of the characters in the fable The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and our own beliefs about personal and professional leadership. Her third book, War & Peace in the Workplace – Diversity, Conflict, Understanding, Reconciliation, discusses how workplaces are becoming more diverse and how diversity may trigger conflict, but that we have the choice of allowing conflict to spiral down into dysfunction or of taking charge, becoming aware and developing understanding. All three books are available in print, audio book and E-book. See the Books and Audio Books section of this website to purchase.

Jeanne’s fourth book, Generation Y and the New Work Ethic, explores one of the biggest issues in today’s workplace – intergenerational conflict. If you are a colleague trying to understand your multi-generational co-workers, a front line manager trying to get your youngest workers to show up and show up on time or are a member of Generation Y looking to maximize your effectiveness and success in the workplace, this book is for you. It gets to the heart of the generational differences issue, with minimal psycho-babble and statistical navel gazing, giving the readere concrete information about the different generations with a focus on work ethic and the motivations and values of Generation Y.

Jeanne’s fifth non-fiction book, Hemingway or Twain? Unleashing Your Author Personality, is a book for non-fiction authors who are trying to start, finish or market their non-fiction book. It explores three models (Author Personality, Milking Stool model, Book Project Model) that will help any non-fiction author complete their book with less stress, money and time.

Jeanne takes a leading role in her community, a dedication that was recognized in 1992 with the awarding of the Canada 125 Medal, in 1999 with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the category of Business, Labor and Professions, in 2005 with the Centennial Leadership Award for outstanding contribution to the Province of Saskatchewan, the Athena Award, and in 2008 – the national Diversity award – the EMCY.

Jeanne has been listed in Who’s Who of Canadian Women since 1996 and Canadian Who’s Who since 1999. Jeanne is Past President of: Saskatchewan Training and Development Association (Regina Chapter), Saskatchewan Business and Professional Women, and Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. She was Founding President of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).

Malcolm Bucholtz, B.Sc, MBA

Malcolm Bucholtz is a graduate of Queen’s University Faculty of Engineering in Canada and Heriot Watt University in Scotland where he received an MBA degree.

After working in Canadian industry for far too many years, Malcolm followed his passion for the financial markets in 2002 and became an Investment Advisor/Commodity Trading Advisor with an independent brokerage firm in western Canada.

Today, he resides in western Canada where he trades the financial markets using technical chart analysis, esoteric mathematics and astrological principles.

In March 2013, Malcolm released his first book, The Bull, the Bear and the Planets. This book is designed to introduce the reader to financial astrology and to advance the notion that there is more to the markets than what we think. In July 2013, he released his second book, The Lost Science which takes the reader on a journey into esoteric math, planetary transit lines and synodic cycles.

As an ongoing resource for those who follow financial astrology, Malcolm has now started what will be an annual Financial Astrology Almanac.

In addition, Malcolm also produces the Astrology e-Alert, a paid-for, subscription service which alerts traders and investors of coming astrological occurrences that stand to influence the markets.

Malcolm maintains a website (www.investingsuccess.ca) where he provides traders and investors with regular astrological insights into the financial markets.

J.A. Martine

J.A. Martine is the author of the Sam Anderson mystery series.

The first book, If It Wasn’t for the Money introduces the character Sam Anderson, a travel writer who just seems to always stumble onto crime. This book was released in the Fall of 2014.

J.A. Martine is a pseudonym of Jeanne Martinson.