• Biography

    Renée Hartleib is a self-employed writer and writing mentor based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Renée has been a professional writer for 15 years. Her client list is long and has included the CBC, the National Film Board, the IWK Health Centre, Farmers Cooperative Dairy Limited, The Shaw Group, Saint Mary's University, and Dalhousie University.

    As a writing mentor, Renée considers it an honour to work one-on-one with writers who are completing book drafts or who require a sensitive and thorough review of completed manuscripts. 

    Renée also offers a variety of online writing and creativity courses, geared to individuals who want to write but need help establishing routines that work. Her areas of passion and expertise are in fiction and memoir writing.

    If you join Renée's online community, you'll receive inspiring blog posts on a variety of topics.

    A former WFNS Board of Directors member, and a graduate of both the Humber School of Writers and the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program, Renée is proud to be part of the vibrant writing community of Atlantic Canada.

    Publications
    • "Growing Breasts." The Fiddlehead. Autumn 2009 (#241).

    • "The Thing about Luck." Descant. Winter 2008 (#140).

    • "Growing Breasts." A Maritime Christmas Anthology. Nimbus Publishing. 2008

    •  "What Lesbians Do." The New Quarterly. Fall 2005 (#96). 

    • "Hiccups." The Danforth Review. Fall 2005 (on line journal). 

    • "Cat and Mouse." Carousel. Fall 2005 (#18). 

    • "Spinning Fire." The Antigonish Review. Spring 2004 (#137)