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. I have faith in the healing power of narrative and art. As long as we have stories, we will never be alone.

I write books for all ages, speak, and 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. I've lived in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington D.C. We now live in Pictou County, Nova Scotia on the hobby farm Happy Doodle Do.

Our Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe & Dreamery in River John, Nova Scotia opened July 3rd, 2017 and closed Labour Day Weekend. A fantastic first year. Our seasonal speciality book shoppe featuring Atlantic Canadian books in all genres as well as Canadian Children's Books opens again July 2, 2018! Words, whimsy, wonder for all ages. Author readings, storytelling, workshops, music, poetry and more. Visit us this summer!