Donna Cavanagh: The Empty Nest Goes to the Dogs on #CampusChat

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With college application deadlines looming, it won’t be long before admission offers start rolling in. Then, in just a few months, and several thousand dollars later, students will move into dorms and parents will transition to their new role as “empty nesters.” Donna Cavanagh, who’s been-there-done-that,  will show us how a little humor (and maybe some help from four-legged friends) will help to fill that empty space. Follow Donna @dtcav.

Donna Cavanagh, founder of
Donna Cavanagh, founder of

Donna Cavanagh is a humor entrepreneur and founder of and HumorOutcasts Press/Shorehouse, a publishing brand which this year became a division of UR Business Network. Cavanagh began her business as a small venture to offer writers a forum to showcase their work in a world that offered few avenues for humor. Ironically, quickly became a comedy conglomerate featuring the creative talents of more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, filmmakers, illustrators and comics. Today is the “go to” site for eclectic comedy and humor. From a “G” to a “just might make you blush” rating, there’s something for everyone.

As a writer herself, Cavanagh can’t stop the humor. A veteran journalist who detoured into humor writing, her books and stories have earned her an international audience and national acclaim. Cavanagh is a faculty member of the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop and The Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. A USA Books Contest finalist (Life On The Off Ramp), Cavanagh’s latest book, A Canine’s Guide to the Good Life, was penned with her dogs, which as you might imagine was no small feat (or should we say “paws”?). Host of BlogTalk’s HumorOutcasts Radio, she is also a publisher at UR Business Network and host of their show “Write Out Loud”.

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