Candy Kirby is the founder, publisher and chief waste management technician for The Laughing Stork, an online humor column exploring parenting, pregnancy, marriage and gravity-defying baby poop.
A former television writer, Candy is now a new mother struggling to figure out how to transform a beer keg into a Diaper Genie. So if readers should come across a dangling preposition or, heaven forbid, wonder why she hasn’t posted the celebrity baby bump du jour, please do not send a nasty e-mail until Candy finishes tapping the Diaper Genie. Also be sure to label the subject heading “Nasty E-mail,” so she knows not to open it.
Prior to launching The Laughing Stork, Candy was a professional job hopper in Corporate America, having worked at several top public relations agencies in New York City, as well as in brand management for the Fortune 50 Company, Boeing, in Seal Beach, Calif. She then took the next logical step in her marketing career to become a staff writer for the CBS daytime drama, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. However, nothing on television could rival the juicy real-life drama of becoming a parent, so Candy decided to publish her own Web sites about the journey and other news that her cats think is blog-worthy.
Candy has a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, just outside of Chicago. Born and raised in another major city, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Candy now resides in Los Angeles with Mr. Candy, two-year-old daughter Skye, baby Drew, and their two ridiculously fluffy cats, Marcy and Lucy.
Yes, Candy is her real name. No, she has never been a stripper, prostitute or Scottish Terrier. Can’t believe everything you see in the movies, people. Except that all telephone numbers begin with the digits 555. That’s true.
Candy loves to hear from readers. Feel free to e-mail her at Candy@TheLaughingStork.com or call The Laughing Stork hotline at 555-4321.