I interviewed Ned Hickson more than two years ago to highlight his book, Humor at the Speed of Life. If you missed the interview, I encourage you to hop over and read it. Ned was one of my most popular author interviews, and you’ll have a great laugh!
It’s no surprise that Ned is back, and he’s releasing a new book.
PEARLS OF WRITING WISDOM: From 16 Shucking Years as a Columnist is now available.
In addition to his many talents, Ned recently became editor of Siuslaw News, a newspaper published in Florence, Oregon.
Please welcome Ned once again, and congratulate him on his latest accomplishments!
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If you are a writer, or fear you might be one, I wrote this book for you. It contains my pearls of writing wisdom: insights, tips and encouragement shucked from my 16 years as a newspaper columnist and writer. Think of this book as a conversation we’d have about writing if we were sharing a cold beer. We’d talk about tecniques, style, personal experience and hopes. We’d encourage each other and share a few laughs. We might even get a little rowdy and start using air quotation marks. In the end, we’d feel inspired about our love of writing. So pull up a stool, turn the page and let’s talk about writing…
— Ned Hickson
Pre-order a signed copy from Port Hole Books.
Orders will be shipped out at the end of September, with an e-book available shortly.
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Connect To Ned
Ned Hickson is an award-winning humor columnist for Siuslaw News, a small Oregon newspaper where the motto is:
Your dependable source for local news. Twice weekly. Unless we lose count.
Ned 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 the Velcro© Corporation for not using the “©” symbol when making fun of its product. That same year, he became a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists — mostly for his own protection.
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. Humor at the Speed of Life is a collection of his most popular columns, as opposed to the kinds he usually writes, during his 15 years as a newspaper columnist.
Ned lives on the Oregon coast with his wife, four children, two dogs, a cat and entirely too many seagulls.
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