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Hi Friends,

So, I posted on Sunday with every intention of following my set guidelines; however, this week did not turn out the way I had intended, nothing bad, just slight route diversions and much of what I intended to post, I pushed back. In fact, it I will be pushing all my reviews to post on the sale date or the week of the release date.

Now, I know most of the books we review here are female-centric and this is a blog geared toward the feminine (mostly) gender, but I feel balance is always necessary. This is also a publication about reading and writers read the most. If you write and you don’t read, you make about as much sense as a blind fashion stylist. That being, the brain trust here at Gliterary Girls headquarters (my computer, my mini Schnauzer and my coffee) have invited a very funny and very talented journalist/author to join our team. So please welcome:

Ned Hickson

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Ned Hickson is an award-winning editor and humor columnist for the Siuslaw News, a small Oregon newspaper where the motto is:

Your dependable source for local news. Twice weekly. Unless we lose count.

He has been awarded “Best Local Column” from both the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

 In 2002, he took his self-syndicated column online to newspapers and, by 2003, received his first measure of national success: A threatening letter from Velcro© for not using the “©” symbol when making fun of their product. That same year, he became a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

Currently, his weekly column appears in dozens of newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. as a syndicated columnist for News Media Corporation.

 He writes about daily life and important social issues, such as glow-in-the-dark mice and injuries caused by overheated pickles. His first book, “Finding Humor at the Speed of Life,” will be released in October from Port Hole Books. Ned lives on the Oregon coast with his wife, four children, and entirely too many seagulls.

You can write to him at [email protected], or visit his blog at www.nedhickson.wordpress.com

Again, we are thrilled to have Ned on board. Look for his column on writing and journalism and join the conversation.

Sara O’Connor


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