Welcome to My Seriously Joy-filled World of Words!

In a world that makes no sense to me, making nonsense makes sense.

I'm a writer, reciter, a speaker, a teacher, a sister, a daughter, a mother, a wife.
A listener, a seeker, a maker of nonsense, a reader, a leader, a lipslippery fool.
A doctor, a walker, a talk-talk-talk- talker, a giggle-glad Oma, an odd sort of soul.

Yearner and learner
An ever beginner!
Hope is my teacher
Life is my school.

News! We are opening Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe Dreamery in River John on July 3rd , 2017.  A specialty book shoppe featuring Atlantic Canadian books in all genres as well as  Canadian Childrens' Books, there'll be words, whimsy, wonder for all ages.

Author readings, storytelling, workshops, music, poetry and more.   Stay tuned. 


I write books for all ages, speak, give workshops on creativity, literacy education, children's and women's issues, storytelling and narrative. I've published books in all genres. I also mentor/guide writers one on one—sometimes for free, sometimes for a fee. I've lived in New Brunswick, on Chocolate Lake, Nova Scotia, in Washington D. C. We now live in Pictou County, Nova Scotia on the hobby farm Happy Doodle Do. My posts on this site are riffs—what's most on my mind. I hope you take a look, and in the words of Willam Blake: Kiss the Joy as it Flies.