Originally from Philadelphia, Ed Tasca now lives in Ajijic, Mexico and is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. From 1990 to present, he has authored seven published works of fiction, has five screenplay options (one currently in pre-production in London), and writes a humor column. He was the grand prize winner in the 2011 Screenplay Search Competition for his suspense/thriller entitled “Vinegar and Brown Paper,” and the winner of the prestigious Robert Benchley Society Humor Award in 2009. Also, he is the winner of humorpress.com awards and M. Culbertson’s Life and Humor Award, among several others. His humor essays have appeared in publications in the U.S., Canada, England, Italy and Mexico, and his work is anthologized in “American’s Funniest Humor, 2006,” and “Laugh Your Shorts Off, 2009.” His first play was a one-act tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt, written for a huge fund-raising event for President Barack Obama.