New York Publisher, St. Martin’s Press, has announced a two-book deal between Minotaur Books and Hawaii-based Charles Memminger. Memminger has been recognized as one of the top humor columnists in the country and is a frequent winner in the humor categories of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists annual writing contest.
Memminger began his three times a week humor column ”Honolulu Lite” in 1992 during his 30 years of employment with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. After newspaper cutbacks, his humor column, “Charleyworld,” eventually found a home at Hawaii’s Internet news site: the HawaiiReporter.com.
In addition to his humor writing, Memminger is known as screenwriter who was a staff writer on the final season of “Baywatch Hawaii.” He also spent years as a newspaper crime and investigative reporter.
His essays and columns have appeared in national magazines, distributed by the New York Times News Service and he was included in “Chicken Soup For The Soul of America,” written in memory of the victims of 911.
He’s had two previous books of his work published in Hawaii, the most recent being “Hey, Waiter, There’s An Umbrella In My Drink.” His current publisher, Minotaur Books is an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, a subsidiary of Macmillan.