Clash of the Couples Book Takes It All Off

Clash of the Couples Stacey Gustafson

  Guess who has a story in Clash of the Couples? Me! My story may not involve any nudity but it's sure to please. "Home Almost Alone," tells about the time I locked my baby daughter inside an empty house, blaming the entire incident on my husband. Let's just say that there was a hammer, a serious threat, a cursing involved. Funny gal pal, Camille Thompson's also featured. She considers herself a reluctant traveler at best. Her story, "Neurotic in Lisbon," tells the tale of a dream vacation gone horribly wrong. From an impatient public restroom attendant to a polite, but terrified waiter, it was clear this getaway would not end well. Sneak Peek at Clash of the Couples Coupledom. … [Read more...]

Show Me Your Wrinkles Author Anne Bardsley

Anne Bardsley Show Me Your Wrinkles

  When I heard that my good friend and funny gal Anne Bardsley was releasing her latest novel, How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause, I thought to myself, "What can I do to help?" We met at the Erma Bombeck Writers' Conference in April and bonded over stand-up comedy. Both of us volunteered to do comedy on the last night of the conference. I was frantically practicing my routine in the mirror the night before stand-up when I heard talking in the hallway. I yanked open the door and hauled Anne and Rae Ellen Lee (A Field Guide to Geezers) into the room. They listened to my worries, were a patient audience, and helped calm my nerves. Ever since, … [Read more...]

My Big Fat Secret to Airplane Travel Without Killing Somebody

The Secret of Airplane Travel

Flying has become tortuous since X-ray body scans, flight cancellations, smaller seats and lost luggage. We travelers are sometimes treated worse than cargo. What is the secret to airplane travel? Southwest Airlines offers an open-seating policy where customers can grab any unclaimed seat. On a recent flight from San Jose to St. Louis, I hatched a scheme. I waited for my number to be called at the terminal, rushed to the first available empty row and grabbed an aisle seat. Then I set a trap like a spider to solicit a seatmate. Secret to Airplane Travel Anyone skinny, without kids or a large handbag, and who appeared germ free met my prerequisites. I spotted a possibility and announced … [Read more...]

Are You Kidding Me? Official Book Release

Are You Kidding Me? Book Release Sept 2014 - Stacey Gustafson

Official Book Release September 8 Today is my official book release for Are You Kidding Me? My Life with an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives. It’s filled with stories you’ve never read on my blog before, like the time I called SWAT on my neighbor or faked a heart attack in church. If you like my blog, I know you're going to love this. With a little help from my friends and lots of encouragement, I did it. I really, really did it! I am so grateful for the terrific group of bloggers and special friends that jumped on board to be part of the book cover reveal and review team. Are You Kidding Me? My Life with an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom … [Read more...]

Me? Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month

Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month Stacey Gustafson

When I started this blog a year and a half ago, I had a simple plan; share my stories and hope people laugh. At that I time, I also feared that nobody would read it but I refused to let that fear hold me back. This week I received an email from Teri Rizvi, Founder of the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, Subject: Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month, and took a header into the keyboard. With a click, I stared in awe at this email: "Hi, Stacey,Congrats on your upcoming book!  We've made you our Humor Writer of the Month for September…..” Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month What? Wait a minute? Why me? I grew suspicious. Was I was selected as Humor Writer of the Month out of … [Read more...]