Jacqueline Tourville is a freelance writer and coauthor of the book, Big, Beautiful and Pregnant. A regular BabyZone.com contributor since 2009, Jacqueline’s writing has also appeared in Fit Pregnancy, the Huffington Post, Spoonful.com, and Parenting New Hampshire, where she writes a monthly travel column. Upon her thousandth reading of Fancy Nancy, she decided to try her own hand at writing children’s books, and her first picture book, Albie’s First Word, about the childhood of Albert Einstein, will be published in 2014. Jacqueline lives in Maine with husband and two young daughters. Connect with her on Twitter (@missmashable) or stop by jacquelinetourville.com to say “hi! “
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