I was fortunate in being able to do just that from 1994-2007 at the York County Coast Star (Kennebunk, Maine) where, among other responsibilities, I wrote a weekly humor column called No, But Seriously – 636 of them, some of which garnered me top awards from both the Maine Press Association and the New England Press Association. It was a nice gig, overall. Under Vintage Columns here, you’ll find a handful of them. In the collection entitled No, But Seriously 1994-2007 (Amazon Kindle), you’ll find 108 of them.
Under Lyrics, you’ll find the words to songs I’ve written over the years, ones that I feel can stand alone without their melodies and not look naked. Media contains articles relating to the publication of my novel Two Birds, of which a new paperback edition (and eBook) can be found at Amazon Kindle (www.amazon.com/author/danapearson). Also on Amazon Kindle, you can find eBook and paperback versions of The Muralist, a Maine-based character-driven novel.
As I Was Saying was a newer incarnation of No, But Seriously. It debuted in November 2013 in The Village, a monthly publication distributed to residents in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel, and ran through December 2015.
Boilerplate bio info: Born in Springfield, Mass. in 1964; moved in 1966 to neighboring Longmeadow where, as a fourth grader at Converse Street School, I vowed to be a writer when I grew up; moved to Kennebunk, Maine in 1979; attended Gettysburg College, graduating in 1986 with a BA in English Lit, which naturally led to stints as a waiter, bank teller, nurseryman, and substitute teacher; joined the York County Coast Star in 1994; left the paper in 2007, when I began pursuing fiction full-time; have had a few one-act plays produced in Maine; was in the band The Nerve from 2006 to 2009 and The Wetsuits from 2009 to 2016; and have been married to the adorable Diane since 1987. We live in Kennebunk.