Author, Judy Howard’s mailing address is Sun City, California, but you will rarely find her there. Instead, you might find the top ranking Amazon author strapped in at the race track ready to check out the Mario Andretti Racing Experience or cruising down Route 66.
Of one thing, you can be sure she is living up to a quote by Henry Thoreau, Howard questions, “How vain is it to sit down and write, when you have not stood up to live?”
Some say writers are a solitary bunch. I do sit for hours
scratching a paragraph onto paper or delving into the depths of the internet to
discover a particular bit of information that will transform the words in my
paragraph into a magical illusion or reality so real that they will linger on
the lips of my readers and become a household phrase. To achieve this
connection, solitude is my tool.
But when the writing is done I have to rally the forces that
pound down on the same keyboards – other authors. And one in particular is dear
to my heart though I’ve only met him briefly. Like other successful writers, he
knows what works, not just between the covers of his books but on the road to
Nick Russell has now officially become my idol, my mentor,
my big gun, my big name, my big stuff. Like a big Santa, and a sprinkle of a few
words, Nick has created me into a top ranking author.
Out of all the mystery/thriller authors on Amazon, my ranking
climbed to 2200 on the charts while my ranking among all fiction authors is 8900.
Nick Russell gave me the boost and my readers will give me the last push to
place me in the top 100 Amazon authors. What an honor!
So who is Nick Russell, or St. Nick, as I will address him
from now on? He writes The Gypsy Journal, www.gypsyjournalrv.com
an RV online newspaper. As a journalist he is top notch, number one in my ranking
and with all RV enthusiasts. You can find his newspaper in almost every
campground office. Over the years he has also written many informative books on
travel as well. As full time Rvers, he and his wife, Miss Terry, are experts on
the lifestyle and can answer any question on subjects from campground, sights
to see, great restaurants, and even cooking and looming.
Nick’s books, MEANDERING DOWN THE HIGHWAY, THE FRUGAL RVer,
and his new mystery series, BIG LAKE, all are great reads. His BIG LAKE series hit
#1 on Amazon’s Kindle sales, so he is an author to be taken seriously.Find them all at this link http://gypsyjournalrv.com/e-book-store/.
If you want to know what life on the road is like, follow Nick’s blog.
There are many other authors who have contributed to my
So here’s to you Nick, and all of you who have
been my inspiration, support and best of all ,friends to me and Sportster. I wish
you all a terrific and prosperous holiday. If I never sell another book you all
have made me feel like I rank Number One. Thank you.
Oh yes, I almost forgot. Please help
push me up to the Best Seller Ranks. Great gifts for Christmas. Get both for
under $20.00 in print or on Kindle both for under $10.00.