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Author interviews

An interview with Erma Bombeck

 In 1991, Erma Bombeck gave an interview to the alumni publication of her alma mater, the University of Dayton. The Q&A was wide-ranging, covering everything from deadlines to writing process to her college years. And she tells the very inspirational story of English professor Brother Tom Price, S.M., who told her three inspirational words: “You can write.”

Read the full interview here.

Teaching Humor: An interview with Dr. Mark Shatz

Comedy teacher, Mark Shatz, provides great advice, such as “never accept third-party checks.”
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Office Humor: An interview with Kevin Reifler

Stooples: Office Tools for Hopeless Fools is a hilarious office catalog parody. Creator Kevin Reifler tells how the book came to be and gives advice to aspiring humor writers.
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Pursuing the Creative Life: An interview with Joel Eisenberg

Filmmaker, entrepreneur, and author Joel Eisenberg has survived as a wage slave to become a professional writer. He shares his experiences, along with a long list of contributors, in the first volume of Aunt Bessie’s How to Survive a Day Job While Pursuing the Creative Life. Read More

Perfect Pitch: An interview with Katharine Sands

Katharine Sands, a literary agent in New York City, recently wrote Making the Perfect Pitch: How to Catch a Literary Agent’s Eye. She will be a faculty member at the 2006 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop.
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Reflections of Erma