Hester's bio

A multi-tasking author and humorist with more personas than Sybil and Anne Heche combined (but in a good way), Hester Mundis, former head writer for “The Joan Rivers Show,” is a four-time Emmy nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Writing. She has written, co-written and ghost written articles, plays, screenplays, TV shows and 27 books, both fiction and nonfiction, under numerous pseudonyms, for numerous reasons, for numerous celebrities on subjects ranging from marriage, motherhood, and divorce to the joys of franchising brothels, the virtues of vitamins, and 101 ways to avoid reincarnation, to name just a few. (For all Hester’s books, click here .)

After starting out as the Assistant to the “Letters to the Editor” editor of The New York Times, Hester entered the world of book publishing in the editorial offices of Fawcett Publications. As a young, divorced mom with an eye for salable properties and a knack for well turned clichés, she went on to become associate editor and copy chief at Dell Books, executive editor at Popular Library, and senior editor at Avon Books, before deciding it was time to pursue her own writing career. With two sons and a large German shepherd in tow, she and second husband, writer Jerry Mundis, bought a rambling, old lodge in upstate New York. When that marriage ended, the lodge—Manitou House—remained and became the home that she has now lovingly shared (and repaired) for over two decades with her (younger man) husband, radio personality turned hotelier, Ron VanWarmer.

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