Some things are funny no matter when they happen. And I am grateful for that. Some times they are funny after the fact. And I am grateful for that, too. It is much better to look back on your four-wheel drive Tahoe sinking into Eagle Creek in Arizona in the winter (which means we swam away from it) and then find it funny looking back, than not. That’s what I think.
One great thing about a book filled with humor is that when you are feeling low, you can pick that book up again and again, and feel better. So that’s what we want to to encourage from you folks. A book of fun drawings would be terrific too!
I can guarantee you there is plenty out there to make us frown. So that’s why we, at “Adventures with Ragweed,” are searching for the next terrific humor writer, or really a writer that inspires us to chuckle, giggle and especially laugh out loud. That’s why I read authors like Mark Twain, James Thurber, Dave Barry, Janet Evanovich, and books like “Winnie the Pooh.”
My Ragweed character was not always funny to my parents or my friends, who were in dragged into some ridiculous caper “she” had planned. But Ragweed was and is pretty funny to me and lots of readers too.
It is no accident that my husband gave me the nickname of Ragweed years ago…and that nickname was based on what he saw as accidents and as I saw as “fixit adventures.” Like the time the air conditioner seemed to be falling off the outside of our windows sill, and my husband (who didn’t have time to repair things right away) came home to find the darn thing still duck-taped to the sill. I imagine it is still there in that house–I mean have you ever tried to remove duct tape? I don’t remember exactly, but it might have been one of the real estate selling points.
So…to any of you out there who have something humorous to share–please do it. The book does not have to be a zillion pages. It just has to make us laugh. In the meantime, I am ready James Thurber’s “The night the Bed Fell”…it will carry me through until I get your book.
Contest rules and regs are at ragweedadventures.com…then go to the contest link to http://ragweedadventures.com/contests/seeking-humor-books/
And, apparently, I will also dealing dealing with the hilarious fact that my email carrier is somehow stripping graphics that I send out to requesters. I am sure that will be funny to me some day in the distant future…And I am working on my next book, “Ragweed Explores the West,” which is due to come out as soon as I can extricate myself from the various adventures I am currently engaged in.