Madeline’s credits span more than forty years and include newspapers, magazines, screenplays and writing/editing books. Recent titles include the highly acclaimed “Success Stories From the Frontlines” and “Dirty Little Secrets and Really Big Deals”, the extensive biography of Bob Pomeroy, one of Alberta’s most successful hotel entrepreneurs.  Her early business experience was in human resources and marketing management although she also enjoyed her time as a flight attendant in BC and the northern routes.

She has dabbled at being a stand-up comedienne, placing second in a Standup Contest in Alberta, and she has been known to open her pipes and sing in a few clubs (in the olden days….) In 1979 and 1980 she was a candidate in the Federal Elections and her image with Pierre Trudeau was splashed across the front page of every city newspaper across this nation. In 1980 she was honored with a nomination as a Woman of Distinction for her community service in southern Alberta and Calgary. She was the first president of the Calgary Chapter Muscular Dystrophy Association, and an active board member of Variety Club, leading several fundraisers for the Alberta Childrens Hospital with that group. She is a former board member and fundraiser for Theatre Calgary as well.

Her films, “The Ranch” and “Personal Exemptions” were released direct to video in North America but both movies are still being distributed for television as well as video sales/rentals world-wide. Madeline has continued to write screenplays and produce short pilots for television programming. She studied screenwriting at Ryerson College, Toronto, and has completed seminars, courses and workshops in production and directing from Mina Shum and Peter Deluise, among many others.

In 1991, she was awarded a CTV Bursary Award to attend the Banff Television Festival and Seminars. She also has received a bursary from the Alberta Art Association. One of her acrylic paintings of convicted murder, Charles Manson, was used in a made-for-television movie in 1990. In 2004, her television program submission, “Minding My Own Business” was selected from over 100 professional entrants as one of five finalists in the Banff Television Festival.

She is a member of SOCAN (songwriters association Canada), and the Canadian Academy of Television and Cinema.

 

 

 

 

Madeline continues to be a strong financial and physical supporter of live theatre and the visual arts . She has chaired major fundraising events for theatre, Muscular Dystrophy, Signature Support Services and the Philip Currie Dinosaur Museum.

Occasionally called "Mandy"  or "Maddie" by family and friends, Madeline divides her time between HYTHE, a village near to GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alberta and her permanent residence in SURREY, BC  where she helps care for her special needs daughter Stephanie along with the indispensible, caring, loving "yaya" who runs the main house and keeps Stephanie happy. (Cornelia Dequilla)   Married to husband Serge Hombert for almost forty five years, she has been blessed with two sons (one deceased) , her daugher, three granddaughters , a grandson and as of December 2014- a great-granddaughter.

In addition to her writing and publishing, Madeline devotes a great deal of time with community activities,  including Signature Support Services , a 50 -plus year organization devoted to filling the needs of the adult mentally-handicapped. She is past president of the GP-Wapiti Liberal Association.