Category Archives: humor


In Funny Girl, a collection of middle-grade stories by funny, female authors, there is a lot of talk indentifying humor as a super power. As someone who dreams of making milk come out of readers’ noses*, I couldn’t agree more. Many women … Continue reading

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Fuzzy: Introducing Paul Dellinger to the Kidlit Crowd

I worked with both  Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger at The Roanoke Times for many moons. But Paul’s tenure there eclipsed ours. It eclipsed everybody’s, really. For one thing, he was there a lot longer (44 years, people!) But even … Continue reading

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Summer Journals

So I may have mentioned to some of you that I burned my diary when I was in high school. This turned out to be a bad thing, because the feelings that ended up in ashes are feelings I can now … Continue reading

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Joan Rivers

A couple of years ago, I watched that Joan Rivers documentary when it was streaming on Netflix. Near the beginning, there’s a scene where she stands in front of her card catalogue, which is packed full of her jokes and one-liners. … Continue reading

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