StinkyKids comes from the phrase ‘little stinKers’, a term of endearment that represents the innocent, mischievous behavior of Britt’s two children, Max and Emma. Her family’s everyday antics often provide content and insight into the StinkyKids and their hilarious adventures.
Britt’s first two books, StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors, and StinkyKids See A Full Moon, have been awarded the Mom’s Choice Silver Award for excellence in literacy. In addition to being a children’s author, Britt was a contributor in Chicken Soup for the Soul, an inspirational book by Jack Canfield released in 2009. In 2008, Britt was chosen by Bloomingdale’s as a WOW! Women to Watch finalist for her work in developing consumer products based on the StinkyKids brand.
One of Britt’s proudest professional achievements occurred in 2012 with the debut of StinkyKids The Musical, a family production by Vital Theatre based on the StinkyKids books and characters that appeared to sell-out crowds on Broadway. StinkyKids The Musical won the 2012 Best Family Show award by the Off Broadway Alliance.
(from left: Tim Drucker, director, Dan Acquisto, music, Britt, Sammy Buck, book & Lyrics and Linda Ames Key, Educational Director at Vital Theatre)
Britt is a graduate of Florida State University and has two degrees – accounting and finance. While Britt was enjoying a career with a successful Fortune 500 company that allowed her to travel the world, she had always had a passion for art. In fact, when Britt was a little girl, she wanted to be an art teacher when she grew up. The birth of her son inspired her to leave the corporate world and revisit her creative side.
For every product launch and retail request, Britt Menzies has held in-store events to promote products and the StinkyKids brand. She’s a tremendous ambassador for the brand – after all, she’s a little stinKer herself. Britt also visits schools for author visits and book signings and she has been a keynote speaker at many entreprenurial, mom-inpspired events across the conutry.