Jelly Mom(TM) Published In "America's Funniest Humor!" Book

Lisa Barker of Greenfield, California is a featured writer in "America's Funniest Humor!", a contest compilation book just released by

Barker was selected for several of her notable entries in's America's Funniest Humor Writing Contests that took place in 2005. The entries that won recognition are "Summer Vacation Fun" (Second Place, June/July 2005), "Senior Moments" and "Stupidity, The Bane of All Parents" (both Honorable Mention winners for the August/September 2005 contest) and for the October/November 2005 contest: "Strong Like A Woman" (Finalist), "Thanksgiving In The Buff" (Semi-Finalist) and "If You See My Get Up And Go, Tell Me Where It Went!" (Honorable Mention).

These columns represent Barker's award-winning syndicated parenting humor column "Jelly Mom" which is published in the Salinas Californian, Omaha Family and The Eureka (California) Reporter as well as in School House Roll Call, a west coast parenting family magazine with a readership of over 325,000. "Jelly Mom" is also a popular feature on over twenty-five parenting and humor websites.

Barker released her first book, "Just Because Your Kids Drive You Insane...Doesn't Mean You Are A Bad Parent!" in January of this year. From toddlers to ‘tweens Barker covers the mishaps, challenges and frustrations of parenting with witty candor and one hilarious imagination. All proceeds will benefit The Hugs and Hope Club ( For more book details, or to publish Jelly Mom(TM) in your newspaper, magazine, newsletter, e-zine or on your website, visit

In "America's Funniest Humor!", Barker and 57 other award-winning writers showcase 90 of their funniest humor commentaries. The 192-page book is available at, a contest and publishing site for writers and those with humorous real-life experiences.

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For Immediate Release. Contact: Lisa Barker at (831) 674-5229 (days), or see

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