I attend the bi-annual Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton, am a member of the Robert Benchley Society, and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
Erma was the greatest American humorist of our generation, and an inspiration to me.
My writing experience is extensive. I wrote for a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill for 12 years, as a technical staff writer and freelanced for other industry publications. I also took creative writing courses at Delaware Technical College. Many of my articles are syndicated at Associated Content and have appeared in USA TODAY, Newsday, The Courier Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I am currently working on a humor book, just got an agent, and am not at liberty to elaborate on any details just yet. However, Trend Hunter will be the first to know.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Rosie's Renegade Humor Blog http://www.rosevalenta.blogspot.com
How do you define cool?
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
Read up on current events and releases, and pay close attention to people's interests.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
It covers a lot of diverse ground.
What is your favorite trend?
Eco trends that conserve energy.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
How do you reset to be creative?
Find a quiet place to set up the laptop, listen to soothing music, then surf to all the knock-your-socks-off exciting trend sites.
What inspires or excites you?
A great success story.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Automobiles that are powered by wind energy.