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“3/17” by Mary Pat Hyland

“3/17” is a Humor Novel by Mary Pat Hyland. Below is a synopsis: In this loose parody of Dante’s Inferno, four Irish traditional musicians get lost in the backwoods of upstate New York the week before St. Patrick’s Day. On the journey, the band descends through nine hellish circles of American-style 3/17 revelry: Step-dancing princesses. Bobbing shamrock headbangers. Green beer bacchanals. Shillelagh-wavin’ geezers. (WARNING: Abandon hope, all ye corned beef-allergic who enter here.) Mary Pat has been kind enough to provide us with a sample from this story: The band wandered over to the bar side of the building. They could barely wedge their way into the place. Over the shouts of revelers, the Clancy Brothers were waking Finnegan from the dead via jukebox. A group of drunk college girls wearing flashing shamrock-shaped … Read entire article »

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“What Would Erma Do?” by Gayle Carline

My most recent guest is Gayle Carline, and her book is “What Would Erma Do? Confessions of a First Time Humor Columnist“. When I asked her what the theme or concept of the book was, she told me it was about how “we all have similar experiences and it’s nice to share them and laugh. Otherwise we’d all be hitting ourselves in the head with rocks.” Gayle spent over 25 years as a software engineer until she chewed her way out of the cubicle to become a writer. She began her career in 2001 writing for Riding Magazine, and in 2005, got a weekly humor column for her local newspaper, the Placentia News-Times. Not one to sit on her laurels, she wrote a mystery, Freezer Burn, which was released by … Read entire article »

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