Imagine I’m an awkward 20-something man, kind of hip – but not a hipster – maybe I look like I’m in a band – and that the readers following me are like characters from a Louis CK skit: a shy and awkward teenager who transforms into her characters as she reads; a fashionable, attractive but standoffish 40-something woman and a 20-something dude — my brother and writing partner, in fact.

Imagine that none of us, except for myself and my brother, have anything in common other than that we are here, but that as we tell our stories, common elements begin to appear and slowly, our characters start seeing each other, across their stories, and begin to communicate.

Throw in post- apocalyptic scenarios, aliens and essays on the fate of women and what it means to be a great, and you have The Low Self-Esteem Reading Room.



“All I Want” at Story Story Drive

“All I Want” at Story Story Drive

Sep 29 2017

Here’s an excerpt from Do the Wrong Thing, adapted for the opening of this terrific storytelling weekly, Story Story Drive.  “All I Want” at…

Wild Success, Scientifically Proven

Wild Success, Scientifically Proven

Sep 19 2017

Wild success, scientifically proven! I’m in. Here’s a 30 min. video of Marie Forleo interviewing performance coach, Brendon Burchard. and here’s my bullet…

Author Photos

Author Photos

Sep 12 2017

We did an Author Photo session tonight with the Vancouver Writers Group. I feel it was a success. Here are preliminary pics:

About the Town and Tiny Star

About the Town and Tiny Star

Sep 11 2017

Duh, I forgot to grab a photo of our Monday night Reading, Critiquing and Podcasting Session. At any rate, you can hear…


Malcolm van Delst was born in 1963, near Ottawa, Canada. Her parents, immigrants from Holland, were farmers. She is the second of six children.

Malcolm is the first person in her family to go to university and the only one to reside more than fifty miles from home. She completed her B.A. in English at McMaster University, then studied Integrated Media at Emily Carr University.

She has worked professionally as a:

  • writer,
  • videographer,
  • photographer,
  • film composer,
  • graphic designer and
  • web developer.

Her coding skills, combined with her age and gender, make her somewhat of a unicorn.

When Malcolm’s not writing, she does yoga, cycles, watches movies and follows current events. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her partner, Mike and her fat orange cat, Bob.


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