I began my first “novel” at age 10. My biggest (and only) fan was my younger sister who constantly begged me to finish the next chapter of my suspenseful tween thriller. Unfortunately for her and the cliff-hanging protagonist named Beau, I decided to pursue more realistic stories about community events instead. I interviewed family members, friends and anyone else who was willing to talk to me. I had decided to become a journalist.
Over the past years, I’ve made that dream a reality, penning three books: Hey Baby! What’s Your Name? A Canadian Guide to Naming Your Baby (John Wiley and Sons, 2005), Under Your Nose (co-authored with my mom, Judith McMurray and published by Firefly Books, 2015) and the recently released On The Reef (another collaboration with my mother, also published by Firefly Books, September, 2016).
I also write for top magazines such as Time Out New York Kids, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Parents Canada, Profit and Glow; as well as Websites like Chatelaine.com, Inbetween.ca, AKA Mom, travelmindset.com, Todaysparent.com and Kaboose.com.
Stuff My Kids Say
Guess what! My kids are funny. And I mean crazy funny. I promise I’m not just saying that ’cause I’m their Mom (well, maybe a little bit). Read my blog and find out for yourself. I guarantee you’ll laugh, or at least chuckle under your breath. And if you don’t, there’s something wrong with you. Seriously! You may want to see a doctor.