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Joni B. Cole

Humor Writer of the Month: Joni B. Cole

Joni B. Cole is the author of seven books, including two acclaimed guides for writers: Good Naked: Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier (included in Poets & Writers’ list of “Best Books for Writers”) and Toxic Feedback: Helping Writers Survive and Thrive. 

In her newest collection of personal essays, Party Like It's 2044, she worries that Vlad the Impaler may be a distant cousin. She feuds with a dead medium. She thinks (or overthinks) about power trips, insulting birthday cards and the real reasons writers hate Amazon. At once irreverent and thought provoking, Joni offers a joy ride through this collection of eclectic essays that lands smack on the sweet spot between soul searching and social commentary, between humor and heft. It releases Sept. 15.

She teaches creative writing classes through her own Writer’s Center of White River Junction, Vermont, and is a guest instructor in the Master of Liberal Studies writing program at Dartmouth College and a number of other academic and non-profit organizations.

She contributes pieces to The Writer magazine and Jane Friedman’s blog, and hosts the podcast, “Author, Can I Ask You?”

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