About Aprel

Aprel Phelps Downey loves mixing her creative passions with words to bring thoughts, ideas and characters to life. Her love for writing began in elementary school when she entered a writing contest hosted by the local Kiwanis Club. That experience showed her how words have the ability to express the thoughts and emotions in her mind. From that moment forward writing became the driving force behind everything she does in life.

Through the years, she has written countless blog posts for her personal blog and has had articles featured in publications such as Spotlight on Recovery magazine, Lifescript Women’s Health website and Talent Zoo’s Digital Pivot e-zine. She currently owns a small business marketing company and a book publishing company.

Aprel created Frankenpumpess as a way to show children that there is nothing wrong with just being yourself. As a victim of bullying herself, Aprel knows the pain and heartache of not fitting in and wants children to avoid changing who they are just to make that happen.

When not focused on writing, Aprel enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and cheering on her Buffalo Bills!