A love of laughter and intense interest in the many aspects of American discourse drives author Agnes Franz in her writing pursuits. Her accomplishments include research, composition, publishing, and consulting in the advertising field. Her books are characterized by an affinity for brief, pithy phrases—a skill honed from over 20 years work as an advertising director at Rodale Press.
While managing a publishers’ advertising representative business in Prescott, Arizona, she wrote and published the business-to-business newsletter, Classified Communication, addressing advertising trends. Some of the newsletter material popped up in her books SMIRK Volume #1 and SMIRK, Volume #2, both compiled through some strategic literary litter lifting.
Agnes researched and wrote Historic Prescott (AZ), now in a second printing. She volunteered as a Prescott SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) business counselor for ten years, working with small-business people and entrepreneurs in their marketing and advertising efforts. She also supported Prescott Art Docents.
The author studied journalism at Charles Morris Price School of Journalism and Bethany College. From her brief career as a small town newspaper reporter, she continued to editor of a multi-language magazine, reviewing books, composing political campaign promos, and later turned to advertising, the love of her career life.
Her studies, writing, and interests address many aspects of American communication.
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What's So &%#@ Funny ? (Humor and How it Gets That Way)
by Agnes Franz
The sixteen chapters of this friendly, relaxed book address topics, rather than follow a chronological form. It's fun to skip from one line of thought to an entirely unrelated topic. The book examines the adventures and fun humor has gone through over time. We snoop on knights and movie stars and kids with their parents and college professors and a whole world so we can enjoy the variety of humor!
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