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July 01, 2022
Humor Writer of the Month: Sarah Walt Weaver
We’ve all heard the expression, “Comedy equals tragedy plus time.” As a way to work through her grief, Sarah Walt Weaver, our Humor Writer of the Month, began making webcomics after her sister’s death in a plane crash.
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June 29, 2022
The Birds and the Bees Are in Reboot
"You couldn't have!" my daughter-in-law said, as I answered the phone. She sounded out of breath and in what appeared to be total shock. I could not recall any felonies I had committed recently and finally said, "Huh, what?"
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June 28, 2022
Who's Publishing What: Blackout

Publishers Weekly calls Erin Flanagan's new novel, Blackout, "a gripping psychological thriller . . . Flanagan keeps the reader guessing to the surprising climax. She remains a writer to watch."

 

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June 28, 2022
Who's Publishing What: The Perfect Neighborhood
Liz Alterman's newest novel, The Perfect Neighborhood, will be published in July in the U.S. as well as the UK.
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June 27, 2022
How Rare: A Three-Page Letter Via Snail Mail
Every now and then I get emails from folks who have read my columns in the Kernersville News and other papers around the country through syndication.
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June 20, 2022
Ditching the Helicopter

I've been a mom for almost 35 years. I passed Helicopter Parenting 101 with flying colors. My friend admirably remarked once that, "You always know where your kids are!"

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June 20, 2022
Who's Publishing What: The Time Traveling Matchmaker
In The Time Traveling Matchmaker (Wild Rose Press), the latest book by Janie Emaus, love takes on a new meaning when soul mates are brought together through time and space.
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June 14, 2022
My Imagined Companion

"I had an interesting conversation with an actual human today," I said. Since we were in a COVID lockdown, reciprocal conversations were about as rare as spotting a pink dolphin.

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June 13, 2022
Are You Above Average? The Lake Wobegon Effect
If there were children living on Old Kernersville Lake I’m sure they would be described as “above average,” just like those in Garrison Keillor's fictional Lake Wobegon, “where all the women are strong and all the men are good-looking.”
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June 12, 2022
The Grandpa Grilling Club
Like a lot of grandfathers, I have gas. That’s because I recently filled the propane tank on my barbecue grill.
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