David R. Yale
     Pun-of-the-Day columnist David R. Yale has had short stories published in Midstream, Response, and Jewish Braille Review. The Front Room, one of his short stories, won an Award in a Writers Digest Contest.
     He has read from his fiction at Union College (Schenectady NY), Claremont College (California), The University of Minnesota, The Mendota (Minnesota) Jazz Emporium, and UCLA.      Yale studied fiction with Grace Paley at the Juniper Institute of the University of Massachusetts as well as with Joe Caldwell at the 92nd Street Y. He holds a B.A. from City College of New York and an M.A. from the University of Minnesota.      His book, Pun Enchanted Evenings: 746 Original Word Plays, was chosen for second prize in the prestigious Washington Post Style Invitational. This funny pun collection  has been nominated for a Global eBook Award. In addition to his book, Yale has a database of 1900+ original puns. Find out more about Pun Enchanted Evenings at www.BestPuns.Com.      Yale’s anti-porn, coming-of-age novel, Saying No to Naked Women, includes a pun-cracking heroine. You can find out more about it at www.SayingNoToNakedWomen.Com. If you’re into self-discovery and self-awareness, you’ll enjoy Saying No to Naked Women.      One of Yale’s nonfiction books, The Publicity Handbook, was a Fortune Book Club Selection. For more information, please visit www.PublicityHandbook.com.       Yale, an international direct marketing consultant, lives in Bayside with his wife and daughter.
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