Tonilyn has always preferred writing in her room to playing kick-ball outside. She's been writing essays and articles for over 15 years and her humorous self-help book How to Raise a Husband was published for wives, husbands, and coffee tables everywhere.
Tonilyn has written over 200 essays on parenting and relationships and they've been seen in publications such as The Washington Post, HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Elle, Harper's Baazar, and other Hearst publications. Two of her essays have gone viral, been talked about on The View, she's been interviewed for numerous national TV and radio shows including Good Morning America. Her articles are regularly featured on websites like SheKnows, Mom.com, Cafemom, Romper, Truly Mama, The Mothership, Ravishly, Popsugar, Folks, Scary Mommy, Mommy Nearest, and many other parenting websites her husband has never heard of. She's a monthly contributor to Migraine.com and Today's Woman Magazine.
Tonilyn graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music. She has performed in regional theaters across the country as well as a leading role in a First National Tour. Tonilyn is a working voice-over artist so when she gets bored she can write her own scripts and record them. She lives with her two smart Border Collies (who proofread all of her work), one hamster, one supportive husband, one little boy, and never enough closet space.