Number of Multigenerational Family Numbers on the Rise; Author BJ McNally Addresses the Issue in New Children's Book


Jacksonville, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/23/2014 -- DAC Publishing announces the publication of a new children’s book by best-selling author BJ McNally that calls attention to the ever-increasing issue of multigenerational families in the U.S.

Generations United reports that more than 7.8 million children across the country live in households maintained by grandparents. The phenomenon has become such a part of the American family that a term has been coined to define them as “grandfamilies.” Some grandfamilies are multigenerational households where the parents work long hours and want the child close to family during work hours or during summer when children or out of school. In others, grandparents or other relatives have stepped in to keep children out of foster care when parents were unable to care for them. The GU report* indicates 2,738,300 grandparents are responsible for the basic needs of children staying in their care.

The GU report continues: “Our nation has benefitted tremendously from the sacrifices grandfamilies have made to keep their families intact. From athletes and celebrities to business leaders, from recent college graduates to the President of the United States, individuals raised in grandfamilies have contributed immeasurably to the health and welfare of our nation. We hope you will join with us to recognize and support them.”

Best-selling author BJ McNally has herself lived in a multigenerational family. Of her experience she stated, “Our experiences with our grandchild in our home were sometimes challenging but always rewarding. In writing The Misadventures of Abby Normal series of children’s books, I share true-to-life experiences in a humorous way, so children, parents and grandparents can see that living life together through the generations can be fulfilling and even fun.”

About BJ McNally: BJ is a first-time author. Prior to retiring and becoming an author, BJ enjoyed successful careers as Senior Vice President in a financial planning firm and as a nurse. BJ McNally and her husband live in a small town in Ecuador enjoying misadventures of their own.

About this Children’s Book
Abby Normal Has A Bad Day, The Misadventures of Abby Normal is now available on in paperback for $6.99 and on for $2.99 and on June 27 and 28 will be free. The book became a best seller in just two days in the multigenerational category.

For additional information, contact Laura Scott at her email address: or by phone at 904-442-5439.


Laura Scott, Vice President PR
DAC Publishing Company
Jacksonville, FL 32238