first place winner in the Editorial/opinion category of the 2020 national federation of press women awards.

“Comes to the topic from an excellent perspective and doesn’t just form an opinion but also adds sensible advice. Best in a very tough category.”

Judge’s Comment

Find the details for this and other accolades on my awards page.

Freelance Writer, award-winning
Bonnie Jean Feldkamp Freelance Writer

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is an award-winning freelance writer and columnist. She is the Communications Director for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, member of the Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Board, and a board member for the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She lives with her family in Northern Kentucky.  Find her on social media @WriterBonnie.


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Not only do I contribute award-wining articles to publications as a freelance writer, I also have an essay in an award-winning book. My essay “Being Graceful Isn’t Everything” is included in the  book LAUGH OUT LOUD: 40 WOMEN HUMORISTS CELEBRATE THEN AND NOW…BEFORE WE FORGET. Allia Zobel Nolan and 40 funny ladies from the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop chronicle these blips in time as they look back at life in the past lane. Laugh Out Loud was a finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Humor Book Awards.

Coming Soon!

I am thrilled to be one of the writers Gina Barreca has invited to contribute to a new Woodhall Press anthology and can not wait to read the full table of contents. I am, no doubt, in good company!

Gina has invited dozens of the smartest, funniest, and best women writers to submit pieces that have the shimmer of humor, and also the deep shine of significant ideas. This will be a landmark collection in the world of women’s humor and women’s stories.

Woodhall press