I loved doing Weekly Humorist's Talkward podcast with my neighbor, fellow book club member, and all-around funny, nice guy Marty Dundics.
We talk about New Erotica for Feminists, World War Z the book v. the movie v. the HBO miniseries I wish it was, and being a pizza scientist.
We are OVER THE MOON to reveal the cover of NEW EROTICA FOR FEMINISTS on Shondaland, Shonda Rimes' website, today!
Head to the site for an interview with us about the process of writing the book, how we got the book deal, and our top erotic fantasy in five words or less.
Along with the great Elissa Bassist, the editor of Funny Women on The Rumpus, I'm teaching a humor/satire bootcamp at Catapult in NY.
You'll learn how to write literary humor for 90 minutes with Elissa, than you'll learn how to write topical satire with me for 90 minutes, then we all hang out and do a Q & A for an hour! Catapult is a wonderful place to work and teach, and I met awesome writers the last time I taught this class.
The Belladonna Editors are so proud to be featured in the June edition of The Writer Magazine as one of the "Gatekeepers of Contemporary American Humor!"
You can buy the issue in print or access it through The Writer's app now. We're featured alongside the editors for McSweeney's, The New Yorker, Weekly Humorist, Robot Butt, and Splitsider - so good company!
I'm heading back to D.C. to teach two more workshops at Washington Improv Theater!
The first one on Saturday, May 12th is called Satire Starter Pack - no experience needed! The second one on Sunday, May 13th is more focused on writing topical satire, and you'll leave the class with the structure of a piece to finish that day. More details below!
I was so excited to be featured in Splitsider, the comedy news site, last week. The great writer Karen Chee interviewed me on Twitter, the book deal, and The Belladonna for the site's "Follow Friday" column.
I'm unbelievably excited and proud to announce that my first satirical book, co-written with the other Belladonna editors Carrie Wittmer, Brooke Preston, and Fiona Taylor, is going to be published this fall!!
An expanded version of our viral McSweeney's piece (which you can read here), the book will be published by Dutton/Plume (imprints of Penguin Random House) in the US, and by Sceptre (an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton) in the UK in NOVEMBER 2018!