Gina Noelle Daggett is an award-winning writer, as well as a producer, editor, designer, and Whistler enthusiast.
A cum laude graduate from Pacific University’s Creative Writing Program, Daggett has been freelance writing for over 18 years. Her words appear regularly in the Vancouver Sun, The Province, and CURVE Magazine. Throughout the years, she’s written for the Portland Tribune, Portland Monthly, Girlfriends, and Just Out. Her work has been featured in A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration anthology and The Kerf poetry journal.
Her debut novel, Jukebox, was published in 2010 by Bella Books. While Jukebox was a work-in-progress, it won a Filmmaker Fund grant from the Los Angeles-based organization POWER UP. With this grant, Daggett began adapting the manuscript into a screenplay, which she plans to produce and direct herself. The film version is currently in development. When the book was released, it was the recipient of the Alice B Lavender certificate for debut fiction and was a finalist for the 2011 Golden Crown Literary Society awards.
Currently, she is in the throes of her second novel—a literary novel about generational family pain—which will be complete in 2020.
As a creative writer, Daggett is perhaps best known under the pen name “Lipstick” in the popular international advice column Lipstick & Dipstick featured in CURVE. Voted the No. 1 column by readers, Lipstick & Dipstick published a book in 2007. In addition to being a former columnist at CURVE, Daggett was also a contributing editor.
For the last decade, Daggett has also been working on stage and in front of the camera, both as herself and as her alter ego “Lipstick.” She has spoken on college campuses, at corporate headquarters, large events, and co-hosted two tv shows—one which currently airs on OUTtv Network and the other, a cooking show that is currently in development.
Daggett is the Creative Director and Founder of Chateau Creative | Entertainment. One shingle focuses on design/marketing, the other tv/film production. Chateau currently has numerous projects in various stages of development.
When she’s not pounding the keys on her computer, Daggett is selling real estate with Engel & Völkers Whistler, pounding the pavement on the tennis court, hanging out on the lake, playing hockey, snow skiing, or volunteering with the Whistler Adaptive Snow School.
Born and raised in Paradise Valley, Arizona, Daggett now calls Whistler, British Columbia home.