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National Society of Newspaper Columnists

'Mr. Zezima Goes Back to Washington'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.

I Am a Dog

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 06.15.2014 | Media
Maggie Van Ostrand

I am Cejas Van Ostrand. I am a dog. I am a writer, too. I am the only dog in history ever admitted into the National Society of Newspaper Columnist...

Newspaper Columnists as Heroes

Don McNay | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Don McNay

Columnists are the rock stars of the newspaper world. Suzette Martinez Standring is definitely a rock star. That is why her first book, The Art of Column Writing, has been such a major success for several years and the second, The Art of Opinion Writing, will be even bigger.

Book Publishing Without Wall Street & Don McNay's Greatest Hits

Don McNay | Posted 12.25.2013 | Books
Don McNay

I have a clear vision where RRP International Publishing, my book publishing business, is headed. The goal is not just to create books, but create stars. I want my authors to be recognized as experts and the goal is to help them draw a large audience.

Dave Astor: A Journalist's Journalist

Don McNay | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media
Don McNay

Dave's beat allowed him to have close interactions with columnists like Ann Landers, Dear Abby, Walter Cronkite and just about every cartoonist who has ever walked the planet. He writes about those people and experiences in Comic (and Column) Confessional.

Close and Not-So-Close Encounters With Famous Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 07.23.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Literature fans love "encounters" with living or dead authors. These might involve seeing novelists at book signings, listening to them give a talk, or visiting homes/museums connected with famous authors of the past.

Many a City Is 'Title Town'

Dave Astor | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Do you read so much fiction that visiting a city almost always reminds you of certain novels?

One Complete Idiot's Guide to Hospitality Suite Scrapbooks

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

My misleading last name (I'm not rich!) begins with "A." I hold a position (archivist) on the National Society of Newspaper Columnists board that also...

Eyes in My Eyes

Terry Marotta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

I had a lesson in diversity last week in New Orleans, where I found myself so completely out of my element that when a couple of young women kept calling me "Ma'am" I took their tone for sarcastic.