Humorist David Martin‘s latest self-published book, Screams & Whispers: 69 humor pieces rejected by The New Yorker, includes pieces previously published in such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Smithsonian Magazine. But never in The New Yorker.
Jill Fales believes if you “can find joy between the lint and never ending stream of dirty socks, you can find joy everywhere, everyday.” She’s just published her first book, My Laundry Museum & Other Messy Gifts of Motherhood.
Brad Ashton, who’s written for Grouch Marx, has condensed more than 50 years of scriptwriting and gag-writing experience into his newest book, The Job of a Laughtime: The Complete Comedy Writer. He offers nine simple lessons on creating your own comedy from gags to sitcoms.
Shirley Friedman has self-published Flies in the Milk, the story of a myriad of problems that beset her and her husband before they were married. “My sense of humor is what has kept me going,” says the nearly 80-year-old author. The book is available through Amazon and Lulu.
Humorist Molly D. Campbell, two-time Erma Bombeck Writing Competition winner, has published her first book, Characters in search of a novel. It’s a collection of often-humorous essays about the characters in Molly’s imaginative head. It’s cleverly illustrated by award-winning Dayton artist Randy Palmer.