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HumorOutcasts Radio – Interview with Jen Tucker

September 9, 2016

mackinakThis week, I talked with Jen Tucker about her wonderful children’s book A Visit to Mackinac Island. The beautiful piece of paradise holds so many sentimental memories for Jen, and the book speaks to so many of them. Illustrated by the talented Jennifer Powell, A Visit to Mackinak Island transports children and adults to this peaceful retreat.

Jen Tucker has been a Girl Scout cookie schlepper, piano lesson skipper, backstroke award winner, highway U-turn ticket receiver, tattoo envier, Jack Wagner hard-crusher, infomercial addict anonymous member, $13.55 Bingo jackpot winner, Seal stalker, and never wore stilettos while doing any of the above due to the fact that she has horrible bunions.

Writing has filled Jen’s life since the earliest memories of making little books and leaving them under JenTuckerHeadshother mom’s pillow at night as a young thing, and the paychecks came when she was able to cultivate and use her talents while working at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Her first children’s book Little Pumpkin was released in 2001. The following year, Jen followed with Two by Two: A Noah’s Ark Adventure, both pairing her with brilliant illustrator Jordan Ward whose artwork for The Bob and Tom Show is seen from album covers to their website as well as several other venues.

After taking time away from writing to raise her children, her first memoir, The Day I Wore My Panties Inside Out was released in 2011 and was a semifinalist in the Goodreads Book Awards in the humor category. Her follow-up, The Day I Lost My Shaker of Salt, hit the market in 2013.

Jen currently pens monthly humor columns at Chick Lit Central and Survival for Blondes. She is also the creative writer for JP Video Productions, writing short films and commercials for clients.

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Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books ( As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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2 Responses to HumorOutcasts Radio – Interview with Jen Tucker

  1. Harold Ginn
    September 9, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Great interview, Donna.

    • September 9, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      Thanks so much Harold. Jen makes it easy and it was fun to get back to my show.

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