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January 05, 2023
Who's Publishing What: Easter Eggs and Matzo Balls
Easter Eggs and Matzo Balls (Sky Pony), the latest picture book by Janie Emaus, is a humorous and endearing story for children that blends Christian and Jewish traditions in a family that celebrates both.
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January 01, 2023
Humor Writer of the Month: Michael Gerber
Michael Gerber, editor and publisher of American Bystander magazine, is our Humor Writer of the Month for January.
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December 30, 2022
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!
With a new year comes new opportunities to bravely put your best writing on the line.
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December 29, 2022
Who's Publishing What: Heavenly Headbutts
After she lost three aging cats in the space of a year and a half, Allia Zobel Nolan needed a resource that could soothe the gut-wrenching loss and elicit a glimmer of hope. She couldn’t find what she was looking for, so she wrote the book herself.
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December 19, 2022
All Aboard the Polar Express
On a December eve, very recently, I stood outside in the cold darkness dressed in my pajamas — and not for the first time, for I frequently go out in my PJs, much to the consternation of neighbors, shopkeepers and, not least of all, the police.
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December 17, 2022
Who's Publishing What: The Sweet Spot
"Warm." "Witty." Big-hearted." Those are just a few of the descriptions from advance readers about Amy Poeppel's newest novel, The Sweet Spot.
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December 17, 2022
Aging Out or In: Musings on Ages and Stages
My grandsons are about to age out of day camp, my kids have aged out of "young" and are now credibly middle-aged and I have aged out of my peer group — next steps, anyone?
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December 14, 2022
The 2022 Zezima Family Christmas Letter
Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), I have decided to follow in that great tradition of boring everyone silly by writing a Christmas letter.
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December 12, 2022
Christmas Lights: A Judgmental Guide
One of my fondest childhood memories of Christmas in the 1970s was riding around in the family station wagon, "Bessie," to look at Christmas lights while I whined to my parents about needing a snack — again. There was something magical about a familiar evening landscape transformed to a radiant wonderland at the expense of someone's lumbar spine.
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December 09, 2022
The Guy Who Told Us Mark Twain Was Funny
Suddenly one man laughed hysterically. Bob Haar was a Hallmark cartoonist who liked sick humor. Stories that didn’t have sympathy for a victim.
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