Okay, I promised I would do a post on this, so here it is!
If you know me personally, you probably know that I love wit, wordplay, and especially puns. I got that love from my dad, no doubt. "The worse they are, the better they are!" he and I always say.
All those puns that Thinklings tweets? Yeah, those are mine. :D (Never in a million years would my teenage self have imagined that I'd be making puns as part of my job. It's the best!!)
In high school, two friends and I made ourselves superhero personas--we created a whole cartoon, with several episodes, using PowerPoint--and I was the PUNisher.
As you can guess, that cartoon was jam packed with wordplay. My character's "power" was knocking people out with terrible puns. I'd make a pun (or two, or three...) and it would somehow do damage to the bad guy, stun them, and then they could be captured and brought to justice. Heh heh. Yes, super cheesy and oh so nostalgic. It's really the only thing I miss about high school.
So that's my mini history with puns. Read my book (Hunter's Moon) carefully, and you'll find some puns in there too. Even in chapter titles. :)
I like to think I'm still the PUNisher, just an evolved form of her. ;D
For funsies, post a terrible (i.e., wonderful) pun in the comments!
P.S. - Check this out: Tosca Lee, one of my favorite authors, gave me a black belt in puns!!! Highlight of my career thus far! :D :D :D
Sarah Awa lives in Ohio with two hairy guys and writes books about werewolves.