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. […]
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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.” […]
From her childhood on an Iowa farm, Lori Erickson grew up to travel the world as a writer specializing in holy sites — journeys that led her on an ever-deepening spiritual quest. In Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God, she weaves her personal narrative with descriptions of a dozen pilgrimages. Travel writer, Episcopal deacon and author of the Holy Rover blog at Patheos, Erickson is an engaging guide for pilgrims eager to take a spiritual journey. […]
Travel writer Karin Esterhammer has published a captivatingly funny travel memoir about a Los Angeles family who moves to Vietnam to ride out the Great Recession, So Happiness to Meet You: Foolishly, Blissfully Stranded in Vietnam. Her work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and other outlets. Her diary-style article in the Los Angeles Times about the move to Vietnam earned more letters to the editor than almost any other travel story. […]
There is no template for how to grow old. More than 50 million Americans are doing it anyway, and finding along the way an abundance of opportunity for disaster. At those times, laughter is the saving grace. Dr. Ann Thomas compiles 49 columns from her long-running humor column in the newly published Unmistakably Old, And doing pretty well, considering… […]