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Humor Writer of the Month: Colleen Markley

Colleen Markley is a novelist, blogger and freelance writer in New Jersey. 

Her latest novel, Lilith Land, is a story about a pandemic virus and the end of the world where only the women survive. (It’s a novel, not an action plan). Colleen also writes short pieces offering a comedic and thoughtful look at life around us. 

Her recent essay was selected as one of the 21 winners of the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop’s Nickie's Prize for Humor Writing and will be included in an anthology being published in late 2021. Colleen’s sister is really excited to know what she’s getting for her birthday already. 

A graduate of Boston University, Colleen studied screenwriting for film and television. She is the recipient of the Boston University Screenwriting Achievement Award, as well as the “Blue Chip Award,” the most prestigious honor offered by the College of Communication at B.U. 

Colleen is a proud alum of Thirteen/WNET, the public television station in New York City. She lives with her husband, who is an attorney and loves her notwithstanding all of her idiosyncrasies, and her adorable teenagers, who are already rolling their eyes wondering what mom is going to say next.

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