Megan Cooley

Megan Cooley. Megan Cooley

  • Founder of the crafting and motherhood blog Penny Carnival
  • Former middle school teacher


Megan Cooley is a former writer for The Spruce who contributed articles about kids' parties. Before becoming a journalist, she taught eighth-grade language arts, history, and math. In 2008, Cooley tapped into her creative side and began writing a blog called Penny Carnival about her adventures in crafting and motherhood. She now works as a freelance journalist, and her work has appeared in publications around the world, including Reuters and the Boston Globe.


Cooley has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Linfield College and an M.S. in Journalism from Boston University.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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