Tuesday, August 28, 2012

VOTE ON THE NEW COVER

These are design mock ups of the cover. What do you think?

OPTION # 1 - CORN FIELD
Please help me decide on the cover for GOING HOME WITH A CAT AND A GHOST.

Vote for  Option # 1

or

Option # 2

OPTION #2 - WINDING ROAD

Monday, August 20, 2012

UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

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Everything is happening. As you see the manuscript for GOING HOME WITH A CAT AND A GHOST has met Sportster’s inspection and is ready to go to press. If all goes well, we will have the book on line by the end of October.


Sportster takes a rest while I do my book tour.
Wednesday, AUGUST 22, 2012: And I am really excited about my interview with Peter Fishetti from the Press Enterprise Newspaper. It will appear in Wednesday’s book review section on August 22nd. Be sure to watch for that! Of course if you miss it, I will be posting the entire interview on my website.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012: This Saturday I’ll be heading to Beautiful and cool Mt Baldy located twelve miles north of Ontario, California.  I will be one of six who will be sharing our expertise in the writing and publishing world at the “Above The Clouds Writers Conference.” The fee is $40.00 for the entire conference and includes lunch.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012: I will be attending the Book Fair at the Glen Avon Library and available to sign copies of the books you have purchased. I hope to see you there.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Jeri Westerson
Jeri Westerson

Jeri and I enjoyed lunch and discussed the writing woes of marketing and the joys of creating. Jeri was our guest speaker at our meeting of The Inland Empire California Writers Club. She was humorous and entertaining as she informed us of the myths of medieval life. She has five books out. I bought her latest book, TROUBLED BONES. And I discovered Jeri is practically a neighbor. She lives in Menifee, Ca.

The club is hosting a conference at the Mt. Baldy Lodge in beautiful, cool Mt. Baldy Lodgehttp://www.mtbaldylodge.com/It is one day for $40.00 packed with workshops, lunch and the featuring Mike Foley as the keynote speaker.
I will be presenting my workshop, "Have you ever thought about writing?"
SEMINAR DESCRIPTION
Have you ever thought about ……?
Writing your memoirs?  Writing about your travels?  Writing and, even publishing a book?
This seminar will inspire and motivate you. Just bring paper and pen.
Judy Howard, published author of the book, COAST TO COAST WITH A CAT AND A GHOST  and her new book, GOING HOME WITH A CAT AND A GHOST, will lead you through the process and possibilities of writing for fun or profit.
1.        YOU WILL learn how Judy got started on her exciting journey.
2.        YOU WILL participate in a hands-on writing exercise that will amaze and activate your creative juices.
3.        YOU WILL receive informational handouts to take home.
4.        YOU WILL receive helpful critique following the writing exercise.
Sign up for this enlightening seminar and begin your adventure. Share all those fascinating stories that need to be told to your family and the world.
Judy Howard
951-544-3046


Inland Empire California Writers Club

Sunday, August 5, 2012

SPORTSTER'S DEBUT

video
Yes. Sportster got his way. Our new, revised book trailer now features a cat and a ghost.

Friday, August 3, 2012

UPCOMING EVENTS

I have lots of announcements today.
Sorry for the short notice on this first one. This should be a valuable workshop if you are having trouble getting organized. It is scheduled for  TOMORROW , Saturday, August 4th at 10:00 am in Temecula.  click on the link for more info.
  • Have you been looking for a way to organize the material, ideas and structure of your stories? Learn to use Scrivener software for authors through James Eggebeen's presentation on this highly customizable organizational too. Organize novels, novellas, short stories, theses, presentations and more. James has effectively used this tool writing both his novels and finds it useful in both writing and revising. I hope to add a Scrivener banner under our sponsors section, but you can visit LiteratureandLatte.com so see the homepage and or download the software. There is no fee for this seminar, but please bring a snack to share and make sure to RSVP so I can procure enough coffee.



This conference, Above The Clouds, is a must for writers on a tight budget (Isn't that all of us?) ..and what a great venue! ...in the cool mountain air of Mt. Baldy.
I will be giving a workshop in the morning on the similarity between memoirs and fiction.There will be many more valuable workshops and the keynote speaker will be Mike Foley,Professor from UC Riverside.
Don't forget the minimal price of $40.00 includes lunch. Contact me for a registration form.
jhoward1935@gmail.com 



SEMINAR DESCRIPTION
Have you ever thought about ……?
Writing your memoirs?  Writing about your travels?  Writing and, even publishing a book?
This seminar will inspire and motivate you. Just bring paper and pen.
Judy Howard, published author of the book, COAST TO COAST WITH A CAT AND A GHOST  and her new book, GOING HOME WITH A CAT AND A GHOST, will lead you through the process and possibilities of writing for fun or profit.
1.        YOU WILL learn how Judy got started on her exciting journey.
2.        YOU WILL participate in a hands-on writing exercise that will amaze and activate your creative juices.
3.        YOU WILL receive informational handouts to take home.
4.        YOU WILL receive helpful critique following the writing exercise.
Sign up for this enlightening seminar and begin your adventure. Share all those fascinating stories that need to be told to your family and the world.
Judy Howard
951-544-3046



And finally, mark September 15th on your calendar. I will be attending  the Glen Avon Library Book Fair. My good friend S. Kay Murphy will also be present with her newest book, THE DOGS WHO SAVED ME.The profits of her book will be donated to local shelters.


http://rivlib.info/glen-avon-library/