Essays and News
This piece appeared in the Dayton Daily News on Sunday, April 22, the anniversary of Erma Bombeck’s death.
Humor mixed with poignancy at the seventh biannual Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, as 350 aspiring writers gathered to celebrate the legacy of the beloved Dayton-born columnist.
Bombeck’s husband Bill and her children Betsy and Andy attended the conference, culminating Saturday afternoon with the dedication of a hoopsi blue spruce near the Bombeck historical marker outside St. Mary’s Hall. […]
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. […]
Ellie Grossman‘s book, Mishegas of Motherhood: Raising Children To Leave The Nest…As Long As They Come Home For Dinner, has been selected as a finalist in the Shirley You Jest! book awards contest. Her writing combines domestic satire with Jewish wisdom that applies to all modern families. She claims her writing is guaranteed to tickle your soul — or your money back. Find her here. […]