Recently honoured as #8 on the “100 Favorite Travel Writers” list at:

Doreen Pendgracs has been a freelance writer and author since 1993. She has written dozens of articles that have appeared in numerous periodicals and websites. Doreen has co-authored two books: the 1st edition of Frommer’s Newfoundland & Labrador (published by Wiley in 2004) and the Manitoba Book of Everything (a Canadian bestseller published by MacIntyre Purcell in 2008.)  In 2010, Doreen released her first solo effort: “Before You Say Yes …” a guide for anyone volunteering on a non-profit board or committee (published by Dundurn Press of Toronto, Canada.) Read more about Doreen’s books and articles on her website at:

Doreen also has a blog that features her musings about life and the challenges of being a writer at:

Doreen is on a quest in search of the best chocolate in the world

Doreen is presently writing, Chocolatour, a book about chocolate and travel. Watch for it in 2012. And to satisfy your chocolate cravings while you’re waiting, subscribe to “Chocolatour News,” Doreen’s chocolate li-paper, an online collection of tweets by the most influential chocolate makers, chocolate lovers and chocolate service providers and events organizers around the globe at