“Do you know what depression is? It's sitting in your doctor's examination room. In a paper dress. On a cold table. And it's the high spot of your week.” (from "Dumpy Paper Dress--March 31, 1977," which appears in Forever Erma)
Molly Stevens is the award-winning author of the newly published Boomer on the Ledge, described as “an adult picture book that explores the antics of an aging boomer.” She arrived late to the writing desk but is forever grateful her second act took this direction instead of karaoke or trampling competitors at the all-you-can-eat buffet. Molly believes humor is the emollient that soothes life’s rough patches and promotes these convictions in her blog: Shallow Reflections. She won third place in the 2017 National Society of Newspaper Columnists writing contest and is a contributing author for These Summer Months: Stories from the Late Orphan Project, edited by Anne Born. Read an interview about what motivated her to write her first book.
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Diane Pascoe has published a collection of hilarious personal essays, Life Isn’t Perfect, But My Lipstick Is: Real Life. Real Laughs. Her funny memoir “collects the mental musings of a wife, mother, and (sometimes) gracefully aging woman.” She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Eric (also known in these stories as “Honey” and “Love God”) and their two dogs.
Bestselling author Elaine Ambrose offers two new children’s books featuring Idaho potatoes, creative stories, and vibrant illustrations. Gators & Taters features seven original stories with four in prose and three in metered rhyming poetry. The book is one of 50 children’s books selected for Bowker’s National Recommended Reading list. The Magic Potato is a creative, educational, bilingual story book that was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education for the statewide curriculum. The read-out-loud story describes in English and Spanish the adventures of children who ride around Idaho on a magic flying potato.
Humorist Danielle Schaaf has published her second book, Holy Bones, Limbo and Jesus in My Cheetos: Catholics Believe the Darndest Things. It’s described as “an entertaining and informative look at Catholicism that will have readers, Catholic or not, snorting holy water out of their noses.” In 2006, she co-authored Don’t Chew Jesus!: A Collection of Memorable Nun Stories with Michael Prendergast. She is the creator of Haute Flash Contessa humor columns and comedy shows.
In blogger Donna Fentanes’ newly published book, The Plight of the Hare & Other Stories From the Shoe, “a hare brained mom of ten navigates her way to a more tortoise way of life.”