Megan Cooley

megan cooley
Megan Cooley

Megan Cooley is a freelance journalist who writes about crafts, family, home, garden, and sustainability issues.


  • Founder of the crafting and motherhood blog Penny Carnival
  • Contributed childhood parties content for The Spruce


Megan Cooley is a former writer for The Spruce who contributed articles about kids' parties. 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.


Megan received her a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Linfield College and an master's degree in Journalism from Boston University.

Expertise: Crafts and party planning
Education: Boston University
Title: Writer

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce reaches 32 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy advice by certified experts for your home and garden.

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