Adam Selzer's newest book
General Humor News
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The Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop newsletter listed two excellent sites for people who need to feed their funny bones, comedywire.com and HumorOutcasts.com. Humor Outcasts is a site where more than 100 Humorists submit funny stuff.
Donald J. Bingle's new book Frame Shop has hit the bookshelves. Check it out!
HA member Lisa Scottoline's new book EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES came out in April, Not humor, but it got great prepublishing reviews.
Sad news: Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series, passed away. He'll be missed.
It's fun to go to bookstores and see books by some of our members. Jen's book People I Want to Punch in the Throat was prominently displayed in Barnes & Noble's Urbana Illinois store.
(Guh: had some stuff right here... yes, right here where you're reading ... and it got bleeped out of existence by this program. Whatever it was, you can be assured it was really interesting!)
Update to the 2014 Robert Benchley humor writing contest. The entrants are now available for reading. Click here.
Another humor legend passed, Joan Rivers. Heaven is a lot funnier now.
The deadline to enter the 2014 Robert Benchley Society Annual Award for Humor Writing competition is September 15, 2014 (the anniversary of Mr. Benchley's birth). For more details visit here
Humor lost a legend. RIP Robin Williams. We'll miss you.
HA founder Norm Cowie is a judge again (second time) for the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, the largest children's film festival in the world.
Christopher Moore's new book, The Serpent of Venice is out, starring the Fool and a long, black slimy water creature. The feature, “Dock Tale Hour” debuts this month in Laker Magazine, a print and online bi-monthly publication of Times-World LLC magazine that provides light hearted humor on life at and around Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia and beyond. Its creator, Kimberly “Kimba” Dalferes is also the author of I Was In Love With a Short Man Once. Laker Magazine is always looking for fresh ideas for stories and features. If you would like to share a story suggestion, contact Laker Magazine editor Andie Gibson at Andie.Gibson@smithmountainlaker.com or 540.721.4675, ext. 402. Check out this month’s column:: http://www.smithmountainlake.com/lifeStyle/lakerMagazine/wb/322397
Exciting news: Teri Rizvi, founder of the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop, has agreed to a relationship (defined as, we don't know the nature of the relationship yet) with the Humor Writers of America. More info later as it develops. We, of course, are happier than a hedgehog in a needle factory about this.
HumorFeed, the online "associated press" of satire news, has been revived. This selective association of humor sites brought together headlines from more than 50 independent satire sites for seven years, and ran the annual Satire News Awards for five. After a hiatus of a few years, it's back in action and accepting applications from writers who publish humor, particularly news satire, online. It's a free service that can help connect people with other humor writers and also bring a few extra readers to their sites. http://humorfeed.com
We've picked up fantastic new members from the attendees at the Erma Bombeck Writer's conference April 10-14, including NYT Best selling authors W Bruce Cameron, Mary Lou Quinlan and Lisa Scottoline.
Comedy Writers & Humorists Wanted. If you're from the southwest Florida area, the CWHW is looking for original comedy writers and humorists. Contact Carl Megill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best selling author Christopher Moore is now a member of the Humor Writers of America!
Posted a review of Diary of a Nobody Craig P Kelly reviews DL Morrese's The Warden Threat Here's Norm's review of Christopher Moore's Sacre Bleu. Lisa Lutz has a new Spellman Files book out. Check it out here. Christopher Moore's Sacre Bleu tour. Click here for info. Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel's new book Lunatics
(Go to the home page and click 'blog' to read our review)
Norm checked out one of Alan Zweibel's books and posted a review here
"Voted the number one something in the area
by we don't know."
Newest member books (books under names):
Norm Cowie Adam Selzer
Christopher Moore Craig P. Kelly
Tim Dorsey Allan Woodrow
Seth Brown Lance Carbuncle
T. R. Granville Rebekah Webb
Karly Kirkpatrick Dale Andrew White
Jen of people I want
to punch in the throat
David Henry Sterry
& Arielle Eckstut
Suzette Martinez Standring