Spotlight on Ernie Witham

Ernie Witham writes a humor column called “Ernie’s World” for the Montecito Journal in Montecito, California. His column is syndicated through Senior Wire News Service.

His work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Barbara News-Press, various magazines and anthologies including more than a dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

He has won numerous awards including first place for humor writing and first place for screenwriting at the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference. He is a vice president of the Screenwriter’s Association of Santa Barbara, a member of the Community Film Studios of Santa Barbara, and is on the permanent faculty of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.

He had lead humor workshops at several other writers’ conferences including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cape Cod and Whidbey Island, WA. He has recently published his second book: A Year in the Life of a “Working” Writer. A Memoir to the Best of the Recollection of Ernie Witham a follow-up to Ernie’s World the Book, a collection of his favorite columns.

Elena Hartwell

Author and developmental editor.