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from the people that love family most. Familius is a family of authors, therapists, parents, and more, all with one special purpose: helping your family be happy. See who we are!

Entertainment & Media Contributors

Amy White

Amy's Topics:  Family Fun, Entertainment & Media...
Librarian, puppet addict, unrepentant bibliophile, obsessive writer, and I still manage to fit in being a wife and a mother--albeit to two all-but-growns (late 20 year olds) and one little trailer child that is still in elementary school.

Brooke Jorden

Brooke's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Brooke Jorden earned a BA in English and editing from Brigham Young University. The author of If It Fits, I Sits: The Ultimate Cat Quotebook, I Dig Bathtime, and the Lit for Little Hands series, Brooke is also the managing editor at Familius. Brooke, her husban...

Chris Hicks

Chris's Topics:  Parenting, Entertainment & Media...
Chris Hicks has been writing about movies for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City for more than thirty years, and during that time also spent thirteen years reviewing films for KSL TV and radio. Now retired, he continues to write a weekly entertainment column and home-vi...

Darian

Darian's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
I love traveling and spending time with my friends and family. If I could meet my favorite people in a new city, or state, or country every few weeks, I'd have the perfect life.

David Miles

David's Topics:  Young Fiction, Music & Art...
Hi there, I'm the Creative Director for Familius.

Diana Lundin

Diana's Topics:  Family Fun, Entertainment & Media...
After working as a reporter, a television producer and a website editor, Diana Lundin struck career gold when she returned to photography, her first love. After a few snake-bitten forays into other genres of photography, Diana’s eureka moment came when she began...
Diana's Latest Books:
Dogs Vs. Ice Cream

Emily Lauren Dick

Emily Lauren's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Emily Lauren Dick is a body image expert, who is committed to making girls feel comfortable in their own skin. Emily holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women's Studies and Sociology from Wilfried Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and specializes in women's...
Emily Lauren's Latest Books:
Body Positive

Familius Contributor

Familius's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...

Gene Perret

Gene's Topics:  Parenting, Love...
I'm basically a comedy writer and much of my experience has been in television. I've won three Emmies and one Writers Guild Award for work on the "Carol Burnett Show" staff. I worked for Bob Hope for over 28 years and for Phyllis Diller even longer. I was head writer fo...

Jaime

Jaime's Topics:  Young Fiction, Family Fun...
Hi, I'm Jaime!

James Orgill

James's Topics:  Family Fun, Young Adult...
James Orgill graduated with a BS in chemical engineering in 2010 and received his PhD in chemical engineering in 2014 from Brigham Young University. While working as a process engineer in the semiconductor industry, he began a YouTube channel in 2015 called The Action L...
James's Latest Books:
Extreme Garage Science for Kids!

Jean-Rachelle

Jean-Rachelle's Topics:  Family Fun, Exercise...
Arts & crafts aficionado, disney fanatic, 90's enthusiast, creative storyteller.

John Olive

John's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Anyone can become a master teller of thrilling bedtime stories!

Katie

Katie's Topics:  Family Fun, Parenting...
Hey there! I'm a student, a worker-bee, and a reading junkie. I'm also super excited for my first ever chance at someone besides my mom reading my work :)

Kelly

Kelly's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
Hi there! I'm a high school sophomore who loves to read and write. My biggest dream is to help people in whatever way I can.

Magnolia

Magnolia's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
I'm a gardening, baking, literature, film, and music fanatic in the mountains of Western NC! Cheers!

Margaret

Margaret 's Topics:  Family Fun, Adult Fiction...
I enjoy reading, listening to music, and trying new foods.

Mel Ryane

Mel's Topics:  Family Fun, Entertainment & Media...
Hi there!
Mel's Latest Books:
Teaching Will

Robyn Buttars

Robyn's Topics:  Music & Art, Family Fun...
Robyn is an award winning author. Her books, stories and songs have been recognized in many contests. She and her husband, Kent, live on their family dairy farm in Lewiston, Utah and are the parents of six children. Professionally she is a registered nurse with experie...
Robyn's Latest Books:
Christmas Wonders

Russell Hicks

Russell's Topics:  Family Fun, Entertainment & Media...
With a distinguished tenure at the helm of Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Russell Hicks has masterminded countless iconic franchises like Scooby-Doo, SpongeBob, and Dora the Explorer. As Chief Creative Officer of Curiosity In...
Russell's Latest Books:
Santa.com
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