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?”
My belly was twisted in knots, I wanted to throw up, and I didn’t
breathe. With the slightest flick of my finger, I hit the “Approve” button and the
final proof of MASADA’S MARINE was sent
off to receive its final changes before it is printed.Do all writers go through this anguish?I’m nervous, excited, and scared, and yet
hopeful. And, still, the waiting continues.
In 2011, I
experienced these overwhelming emotions for the first time, but was rescued by
this wise advice: Your book is like your
child. Trust you have done your best, and let it go, then get busy on the next
So with ideas simmering on the back burner for another book
in the MASADA SERIES, I will be busy
with for the following book events.
Am to 12:00 pm on June 21st
Writers Club Showcase & Library Benefit
prison library project
clairmont packing house
532 w. 1st
This event is to attract authors and aspiring authors to
join The Inland Empire Chapter of The INLAND EMPIRE
CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB.
The club’s purpose is to encourage and support writers in all phases of their
writing. Many of the club’s writers and authors will be present at this event
doing book signing and readings.
There is no entrance fee. Please bring a PAPERBACK BOOK
as a donation. The books are donated to the Prison Library Project.
I will be in attendance with MASADA’S MARINE, fresh off
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
TUESDAY, JUNE, 24, 2014
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Have you been thinking about writing and wondering…Where do I start?
What do I do?
If so, mark your calendars on this date.
This is the first of several seminars I present across
I explain how someone like me, who has been a dog groomer
all her life, became an author who ranks consistently in the top 10% on
Amazon’s Author Ranking List.
So come on out to The Ovitt Community Library at 215 E C Street, Ontario, Ca. 91764.
Get inspired! Get motivated!
If you are unable to make this
seminar, watch for others on BUILDING CHARACTER and WHAT MAKES A GOOD STORY?
If you would like me to present one of these seminars at your organization please contact me at my website:
MASADA'S MARINE, The Story of A Service Dog And Her Wounded Marine Warrior.
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.
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.
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.”
Iraq veteran, Alex March, USMC and his American Service dog, Masada, who
rescues the wounded warrior, as they become the best they can be.