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When Saralee Perel first published Raw Nerves in 2004, it was a traditional paperback. And why not? Amazon.com, nine years old at the time, had only just finally started turning its first profits, and the concept of digital books was largely just that, a concept.
But despite being a “recommended mystery” by Independent Booksellers, “the book just didn’t get any distribution or traction,” said Perel.
Welcome to 2011. Perel, a nationally syndicated columnist, has re-released the book on Kindle, […]
The 2012 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop features an exciting line-up of keynote speakers with extensive experience in print, television, theater and film. The keynoters include:
• Alan Zweibel, winner of the Thurber Prize and an original Saturday Night Live writer.
• Gina Barreca, who has been called a “feminist maven” by Ms. Magazine and “Very, very funny. For a woman.” by Dave Barry.
• Ilene Beckerman, who was nearly 60 when she began her writing career and whose book Love, […]
In 1991, Erma Bombeck gave an interview to the alumni publication of her alma mater, the University of Dayton. The Q&A was wide-ranging, covering everything from deadlines to writing process to her college years. And she tells the very inspirational story of English professor Brother Tom Price, S.M., who told her three inspirational words: “You can write.”
Read the full interview here. […]
“How can taxes be funny?” Diane Kelly gets that question. Her answer? “In the same way M*A*S*H made war funny.” She’s counting down to the release of her latest book, Death, Taxes and a French Manicure, coming out Nov. 1. She has won more than two dozen Romance Writers of America awards, and her fiction, tax, and humor pieces have appeared in True Love Magazine, Writer’s Digest Yearbook, Romance Writers Report, Byline Magazine and other publications. […]