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Borders on the Edge

In another sign of serious financial trouble, Borders Books announced it was delaying January payments to vendors and landlords. Read more here.

Worth the Paper It’s Written on?

Amazon is now selling more e-books via Kindle than physical paperbacks. Read more here.

Doug Ankerman

“My Odd Sock — A funny look at life with a limp,” Doug Ankerman calls his blog. “My Odd Sock is my glimmer of inspiration, a creative dream of a lifetime! (Sad isn’t it?) Actually, no inspiration needed.  I am a former advertising copywriter just looking to keep my writing chops sharp.”

Lorraine Sommerfeld

Lorraine Sommerfeld is the author of Motherlode, which runs Mondays in the Toronto Star and the Hamilton Spectator. Her My Wheels column runs in the Toronto Star Wheels section each Saturday, as well as in the Newfoundland Independent. Lorraine is also a regular on CHCH TV’s Live@5:30, CTS On The Line, CTS Behind the Story, and radio’s Adler Nation with Charles Adler and several others.

All past winners

You can see all of the past winners here.

Mark your calendars! The next Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop takes place April 5-7, 2018, at the University of Dayton, Erma’s alma mater.

Reflections of Erma