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Marjorie Joins The Dinner Detective

America’s largest interactive murder mystery dinner show has hired Marjorie Preston. She can’t tell you any more about her role with the show, or she’d have to kill you.  Make your reservations here: https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/  for the Cleveland shows. It’s dinner and a murder! All the Angry Ladies of Improv (Marjorie’s improv troupe) are involved in this show. See you there!

Marjorie Gearing up for Tenth Year on Index to Jewish Periodicals

Marjorie is gearing up to be Assistant Editor on the Index to Jewish Periodicals for a tenth year. She started this project in 2005 and only took 2008 off for the birth of her first child.  Marjorie enjoys the unique challenges of editing a periodicals index and it is always a learning experience. This project happens in January and February of every year.  Hopefully she’ll be done with it by mid-February!

Marjorie as Assistant Editor, Index to Jewish Periodicals for Ninth Year

Marjorie is gearing up to be Assistant Editor on the Index to Jewish Periodicals for a ninth year. She started this project in 2005 and only took 2008 off for the birth of her first child.  Marjorie enjoys the unique challenges of editing a periodicals index. This project happens in January and February of every year.  Hopefully she’ll be done with it by mid-February!

Sun Messenger Interview with Marjorie about “Emmaisms” Book Now Online!

Marjorie was interviewed by the suburban Cleveland paper the Sun Messenger about the July release of the book she edited, “Emmaisms,” available here at amazon.com. Marjorie’s daughter Emma was quoted for over two years and the quotes were compiled into a humorous, thought-provoking book. The article, from Thursday’s Sun Messenger newspaper, just went live today and can be seen at http://www.cleveland.com/lyndhurst-south-euclid/index.ssf/2012/10/south_euclid_mother_gathers_he.html.

A snippet of the article, by Jeff Piorkowski:
Emma Preston’s way with wordplay, sometimes whimsical, sometimes thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, caught the attention of her mother’s friends on Facebook. Marjorie Preston began when her daughter wasn’t quite 2 years old, including Emma’s sayings in her Facebook posts under the heading, “The Truth According to Emma.”

“I started to see that my friends were more interested to read what Emma had to say than what I was saying,” Preston said.

“She makes up words with a comical tone. Like, she calls brown bananas ‘rusty bananas.’ Instead of saying ‘selfish’ she said she is ‘friendish.’ She’s just different.”

One of Marjorie’s Jokes Chosen as Joke of the Week in Comedy Newsletter!

Marjorie’s joke was chosen as Joke of the Week in the How To Be A Working Comic & Humorous Speaker newsletter published by Dave Schwensen!

Dave is the author of How To Be A Working Comic: An Insider’s Guide To A Career In Stand-Up Comedy, and Comedy FAQs And Answers: How The Stand-Up Biz Really Works. His credits include Talent Coordinator for the television show A&E’s An Evening At The Improv, the Hollywood and New York City Improv Comedy Clubs, and Assistant to Improv founder Budd Friedman.

Dave currently manages the Cleveland Improv comedy club. Marjorie used to do standup in the mid-90s, and she took Dave’s full standup comedy writing workshop once and went back a couple other times to work with him and his class on some new material from time to time. Dave’s advice helped her hone her material.

The newsletter can be found at this link.