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An Army of Ermas

We teethed on Erma Bombeck columns before our mothers snatched them away and framed them. As a new generation of humor columnists emerges from behind the SUVs and sexting our husbands, we’re hoping for a little Erma-ism to pop through so we can stand our kids again.

Marcia Fine

In 2000 Marcia began to pursue her dream of writing. Having written two satires about the upscale Scottsdale crowd, she then took a different direction and completed two more books.

Terri Weeding

A writer of humorous women’s fiction. Her novels feature quirky characters and outrageous scenarios. Terri lives in Phoenix with a houseful of girls, and one very tolerant husband. She is currently working on her second novel, Maddy and The Double Buzz.

Adam Ruben

Adam Ruben spent seven years at Johns Hopkins University earning his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. While there, he parlayed his healthy disdain for academia into a stand-up comedy act, which he has performed across the country.

Dept. of Double Entendre

Katrina Kittle and her writer friends remind us that writers do it wherever they can. Read more here.

A Sucker for a Verbal Hostage

Loretta LaRoche has noticed she’s meeting more and more people who love to talk about themselves. Read more here.

It’s All Relative

At the 2010 workshop, Wade Rouse talked about his book in progress. It’s out, and it’s every bit as great as you’d expect. Read an excerpt on Salon.com here.

Beauty of Different

Karen Walrond is finding beauty everywhere as she promotes her book Beauty of Different, now out. Read more here.

Reflections of Erma