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Who’s publishing what?

Extraordinary stories

The Message of You JournalLily Tomlin says Judy Carter “is not just funny but she also knows how to help others find their authentic message and communicate it in a way that makes audiences laugh.” Her newest book, The Message of You Journal: Finding Extraordinary Stories in an Ordinary Day, is available in paperback on Amazon and as a downloadable interactive PDF.

A patchwork memoir

You Fall Off, You Get Back OnKirkus Review calls columnist Mary Stobie’s debut book, You Fall Off, You Get Back On: A Patchwork Memoir, “a humorous, thoughtful account with many memorable vignettes.” Her writing has been described as “a cross between Will Rogers and Lenore Skenazy” and “part Annie Oakley, part Erma Bombeck and 100 percent original.”

Loose ends

Keep the Ends LooseMolly D. Campbell’s newest book, Keep the Ends Loose, is now available for pre-ordering. A longtime blogger and lover of quirky characters, she wrote her first book, Characters in Search of a Novel, with illustrator Randy Palmer. She is the winner of two Erma Bombeck Writing Competition awards.


Too Much InformationLois Swagerty, a humorist from Carlsbad, Calif., has published the first volume of Too Much Information, a collection of humor from her weekly newspaper columns. From aphids to zits, and chin hair to underwear, she serves up a hefty helping of hilarious insights on the world.

Mommy martydom

Tales From SuburbiaBrandi Haas, who blogs at Tales From Suburbia, has published her first book, Tales from Suburbia: You Don’t Have to be Crazy to Live Here, But it Helps. It’s a collection of hilarious stories about surviving motherhood.

I worry, therefore I am

I Used to Think I Was Not That BadSyndicated South Dakota humor columnist Dorothy Rosby has published her first book, I Used To Think I Was Not That Bad And Then I Got To Know Me Betterdescribed as “the book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. Also for the people who sincerely wish they would.” Her column has been recognized by the South Dakota Newspaper Association, the South Dakota Federation of Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women.

Persnickety fish

A Creek Trickles Through ItJim Mize’s new book, A Creek Trickles Through It: A Collection of Fly-Fishing Humor, was selected as this year’s top outdoor book by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.

Shake, rattle and roll

Shake, Rattle and Roll With ItErma Bombeck meets Michael J. Fox in Shake, Rattle & Roll With It: Living and Laughing with Parkinson’s. Author and blogger Vikki Claflin chronicles her hilarious, and often poignant journey, dealing with Parkinson’s Disease with her usual irreverence and laughter in her newly published book. Whether she’s chasing her Chihuahuha or learning topole dance in her living room, she will have you laughing and crying at the same time. One reviewer calls her “the female David Sedaris.”

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