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.

   Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe & Dreamery in River John 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 Childrens' Books opens again July 2, 2018. 

Words, whimsy, wonder for all ages.

Author readings, storytelling, workshops, music, poetry and more. www.mabelmurplesworld.ca


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.