Wanda Argersinger, NSNC member from Gulf Breeze, Florida, was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Humor – Global category of the 2012 Erma Bombeck writing competition. The contest is sponsored by Washington-Centerville Library in Ohio and the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. Wanda’s winning entry, “Goodbye Old Flame” was about changing computer technology and can be found on the library’s website. Wanda’s entry was one of 525 by writers from 7 different countries and 48 states.
First place in the Humor- Global category went to Donna Volkenannt – St. Peters, Mo. Other First Place winners were Alison McDonough, Langhorne, PA, Human Interest – Global; Gina Sandoval - Oakwood, OH, Humor – Local; and Christina Cahall - Dayton, OH, Human Interest – Local. All the winners and honorable mentions can be found at the Washington-Centerville website along with their winning stories.
NSNC conference attendees will remember Wanda as a member of the EB Heron fan club group. She is the Executive Director of The Lupus Support Network and proceeds from her first book go to help chronically ill patients. She was forced to leave her job as a network engineer after being diagnosed with lupus and began writing humor as a way of coping with her illness. She is currently working on an anthology with stories by her and three other southern women. Read more about Wanda on her blog. http://www.wandaargershinger.com
Erma Bombeck, who graduated from the University of Dayton, inspired people worldwide with her humorous columns and books about life’s trials and tribulations.The Erma Bombeck Writing Competition is held every two years in tribute to the beloved writer.