Lisa DeMarco, author of the humor books Serving Up Some Funny and Serving Up Some Funny Leftovers, was part of the Lake County Library system’s ‘2012 Festival of Reading”. The program included writing workshops and author events. DeMarco, who provided two signed copies of her books for the silent auction, was pleased to learn that the books raised $820! The money will fund outreach programs in area schools (for more info, go to

 DeMarco shares the jokes she hears and tells to customers at the local diner where she’s been as a waitress for many years. For more on the author and her work, go to and