Friday, March 17, 2017
David Alan Binder Interviews Author Judy Howard
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
I have been writing seven years. Not a long time. The single most important thing I’ve learned is, not only must the story be one in which my readers will care about , but also the story, must be a subject in which I care deeply.
When my readers read Masada's Marine I wanted them to step up, push on with my veteran, and cheer as he marched through the events in his life. I wanted my readers to believe the possibility that what was happening could happen to them. I wanted them wonder, “What would I do?”
What will your readers feel?
When they turn the last page of your book and say farewell to your characters? What message to you want them to learn? The more deeply you care about the theme the more involved your reader will be in the story.
A touching, poignant, and empowering journey of discovery—and self-discovery, Howard’s debut is an inspiring road story full of surprises and universal truths.
Judy Howard is a writer whose debut novel is fictional, even if she happens to share the same name as her protagonist. She has traveled alone in her motor home with her cat, Sportster, throughout the country.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017
The rally is open to the public. Everything for and about RVs and the RV lifestyle will be available at this rally. It is one of the largest rallies in the southwest region. It is not a sales lot, though there will be plenty of RVs to drool over.
Attend the many seminars and demonstrations covering recreational vehicles and the RV lifestyle and many other subjects.
I will be presenting two of my most popular seminars about how to pursue your inspirations and dreams of writing a book, blog or memoir.
the Readers Oasis Bookstore
So introduce yourself. Tell us a little about your projects and travels. Judy and I will start off."
And while you are visiting the area. Discover all the things to do!!
"Happy New Year! For this first meeting of our program year, a panel of authors and writers will share their top tips on the writing life, craft, and business. Guild president Lynne Spreen will moderate, and the audience is encouraged to participate. Lets make sure 2017 is one of artistic and success for you, the writer. Please note that a short board meeting will be held after the main topic. All are welcome to attend."
Masada and her Marine were both born two decades and two thousand miles apart, and both aspired to do be the best that they could be. But first, they had to meet.
Masada began her journey in Illinois as a bumbling golden retriever puppy and emerged twenty months later as a proud, confident American Service Dog, ready and able to protect and preserve the life of Iraq veteran, Alex March, USMC.
Alex’s journey began in California as an ambitious boy who only dreamed of protecting and preserving life for the Corps, his country and his family. Twenty years later, he emerged as one of “a few good men,” and served with honor, courage and commitment …until he came home….
“An unseen attacker, camouflaged in the crowd, cooled its heels like a terrorist. It waited to follow Alex and his family home. How could he have known what lurked on the sidelines? Another war, an invisible war, he knew nothing about and had not been trained to fight.”
Follow Iraq veteran, Alex March, USMC and his American Service dog, Masada, who rescues the wounded warrior, as they become the best they can be.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
One year ago today?
I remember laughing at my limited imaginations and understanding concerning the myriad paths which life can offer us. When forced to say good bye to my dying sister, I believed my future was inevitable, that my road would be a rough one, struggling with loneliness and heartache as I trod into 2016.
Another of Dali Lama’s principles of
spirituality is, “Each moment in which
something begins is the right moment.” (And I assume when something ends is the
right moment, too, because “there are no mistakes according to the Dali Lama.)
I believe my sister’s new position in the place where kind generous people go when they cross over, gave her the power to arrange this miracle reunion. Her wonderful family, my son-in-law, two granddaughters and two great grandsons all embraced me.
Check out the books of my fellow classmates!
The New Year is going to be monumental!