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Unread 04-16-2021, 10:54 AM
Melissa Balmain Melissa Balmain is offline
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Default my new book is a witch

My new little book, The Witch Demands a Retraction: Fairy-Tale Reboots for Adults, came out yesterday. I'm thrilled to report that it's now the #1 new release in humorous verse AND ranked just below such bestsellers as F Is for Fart and Gomer the Gassy Goat. I have arrived.

(Please note that Witch is *not* for kids, no matter how adorable the illos are. And they are damn adorable, thanks to artist Ron Barrett, whom you may know as the genius behind Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.)

Plug for **Humorist Books**: it's early days yet, but my experience with them has been very good so far, so keep them in mind if you've got funny manuscripts in search of a publisher.
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Unread 04-16-2021, 03:52 PM
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"This is an extremely irresponsible book imprudent, unconscionable, certain to emotionally scar impressionable children for life. I highly recommend it." Gene Weingarten, syndicated humor columnist, The Washington Post
LOL, don't go anywhere near the Seuss thread in General Talk, Melissa, or it will blow up again!

Warm congratulations, and I look forward to the book.
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Once upon a time, some of these poems were dangerously funny individually. Gathering a bunch of them in one volume looks like a sketchy enterprise at best. I've ordered a copy, of course, but sensible people might wanna keep their distance. Look elsewhere for happily ever after.
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Melissa Balmain Melissa Balmain is offline
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Thank you, Julie and Chris! Chris: since you've recklessly ordered a copy, please send me your address so I can ship you a signed bookplate. It might even rhyme. (The same offer stands for anyone who has the paperback: just message me at melissa.balmain@rochester.edu.)
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Congratulations, Melissa - it sounds like a lot of fun!
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Thank you, John!
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Congrats, Melissa! I'm ordering a copy and can't wait to read it.
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Honored, Martin! Please see bookplate offer above.
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I just received Melissa's new book and wrote a mini-review of it on Amazon. Here is the link:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-r...SIN=1954158068

Susan
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Unread 05-15-2021, 12:50 PM
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Congratulations, Melissa! Can't wait for some laughs!
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