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Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop

Well, hot dang.

The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop just named me Humor Writer of the Month!

Now, that’s the way to start 2014!

I am honored beyond belief, and hope you’ll stop by the site, “like” one of my posts and read some great pieces by other writers.

If it’s possible, I’m even more excited now about attending the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop conference – which sold out in a record 12 hours, by the way – in April. I’m looking forward to meeting many of the writers I’ve connected with online and learning from some of the best.

I have the feeling it will be an unforgettable experience and my face will hurt from smiling and laughing so much.

Just imagine how funny I’ll be when I come back! (That’s a joke, people! See, I’m already feeling the pressure.)

Meanwhile, happy new year indeed!

I hope your year is off to an equally magical start filled with great surprises.

Comments

  1. Congratulations, Lois. I didn’t know I was rooming with quite a star. Blogger Idol, Erma. My, oh my. Great going.

  2. Congrats, Lois!!! You’ve had a lot of good stuff going lately 🙂

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      Thank you, and can’t think of anyone I’d rather have shared that long Blogger Idol ride with. You rock, my friend. xo

  3. Congrats. I know a blogger star.

  4. Rachel M Harari says:

    Congrats! Great honor and clearly well deserved. May the rest of the year be equally bright and fulfilling.

  5. Congrats! I wish I could go to the EB conference, but alas, I was put on the waiting list. *sobs*

  6. You’re on a roll, girlfriend! Wish I could be at Erma too – but Italy calls 🙂

  7. Congratulations. Have fun at the Erma Bombeck conference. I am not a humor writer but enjoy reading ones like you!

  8. Congrats! I enjoyed your piece about Amsterdam. Have fun at the EBWW. I was there in 2010 and 2012.

  9. Way to go Lois! No pressure to be funny on command. Well, actually if you could be funny NOW! How about now? Or now is good.

  10. Wow! Congratulation! You are on a roll! Hot I tell you hot!

  11. Congratulations!!

  12. Congratulations, Lois!!! I’m not surprised, though – you are hysterically funny. You’re also very, very smart, which is why your humor works so well and resonates with so many people. Also, congrats on getting into the EBWW. 12 hours? wow!

  13. Maxine Berger says:

    I’m so happy for you, Lois. What a great honor. She was the best in her day and the forerunner of great bloggers, like you!
    Love, Maxine

  14. James Oliver, Jr. says:

    Very kewl!

  15. Very Exciting for you, Congrats! Your AmsterDamn post is hilarious so no wonder!

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