Born in Vancouver on February 27, 1962, inspirational speaker and self-publisher Carla Marlene Rieger describes herself as a creativity and innovation catalyst. She is the director of The Artistry of Change, a consulting firm, and she has been an actor, playwright and artistic director of theatre troupes. She has written and performed two one-woman shows, Dancing Between Worlds and My Cleopatra. Her origins are British, German and Gypsy.

The Change Artist, Carla Rieger's first novel, was written after her father's death when she discovered a box of his photos, documents and memories indicating he had been a Nazi. In this novel a young accountant named Fran similarly discovers her father's connections to Nazi Germany as well as his dual occupation as a carnival entertainer in a roving troupe. This self-published novel is a journey of personal healing for its author, while she attempts to tell an entertaining and dramatic story.


The Heart of Presenting: The Essential Presenter's Toolkit (Trafford Publishing, 2006)
A Change Artist (Anand Publishing, 2009)

[BCBW 2009] "Fiction"