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?”
What was the best day of our life?The miracle of your child’s birth? The moment
you met “Her”? Or was it that private moment when you sat by a creek, the heat
of the sun on your cheek and a brisk breeze tugging at you hair?
Was your best day the one moment when you swelled with a
desire for the freedom to soar into vast world before you?
It probably happened when you were young, at least it did
for me. Before experience proved the consequences of dreaming impossible
On my best day, my eyes watered as I urged my horse,
Trigger, to chase his own dream of running free. I was sixteen.
forgotten coal mine was home to a few jackrabbits who protested our presence and
sprinted across our path, failing to spook the spirited palomino.My heart raced as his hooves pounded the
black dusty mine road. He kicked up long ago coal chunks discarded from
the rusty boxcars, which had come to rest on the abandoned railroad tracks tracing
I hugged his neck and never wanted to stop, but I had been riding since morning
and had to be home for dinner. That was the rule.
Reining my steed in,
his nostrils puffed hot breaths into the frigid air and I thought of the bad
boys smoking in the alley behind the school. Trigger snorted and shook his
head. His flowing golden tail switched across my leg as I slid off the horse’s
bare back. His body heat rose like smoke as he puffed and then pawed the earth.
“Just catch your breath, boy.” I panted from my excited
exertion as I smoothed my hand over his thick muscles, wet with sweaty foam.I pulled the reins over his head and kissed
his velvety nose. “Let’s walk awhile.”And we headed home.
The best day of my
Tell me yours!
Studies show that
when you recall moments when you felt powerful, and believed nothing could stop
you, those memories will recharge your soul.Don’t let those adult doubts and fears invade and over power your
ability to dream.Everything you see
before you, EVERYTHING! -- Began as someone’s dream.
to celebrate my 70th birthday.I was terrified and afraid not only of
dying in a fiery crash, but worse, of embarrassing myself by driving at a grandma speed.
But, I am afraid
every time I sit down at the computer to write. My stomach flip-flops when I
hit the publish button and expose my creations to you, my fans. My hands
tremble when I walk to the podium to inspire you, to tell you how I made it
this far and what I am doing today. I am always racing scared.
So why do I do it? Whether I only achieve, writing one page,
or publishing one book, or racing the slowest speed at 128 miles per hour, the
effort of the journey is howIgrow, blossom, and bring Inspiration to
others.And doing that makes it my BEST
I am not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm telling you it is going to be worth it!
Sportster the cat always envied the huge cats who lived the
big life in the jungle until opportunity sends the motorhome in which he
travels veering into a roadside ditch. When strangers whisk away not only his
Winnebago, but also his chauffer, Judy, he is alarmed. However, once the dust
settles, he purrs a happy tune as he discovers he is free! I He is in the wild.
And he is in the Olympic Forest
ACTIVATE LION MODE is just what Sportster does as he spins this
yarn in his own words. Living wild and free brings on encounters that he never
imagined. The life he dreamed becomes an adventure full of bears, pit bulls,
drugs and more. Sportster weaves this story of his incredible journey as only a
coddled cat of leisure can do.
Masada, a bumbling golden
retriever puppy, struggles through eighteen months of training to become a
lifeline for a veteran with PTSD.
As part of her training,
the puppy is assigned to prison life, where she matures and adapts to the cold
concrete life of confinement and experiences hair-raising risks, tension, and
the ache of loneliness.
She forms unusual bonds,
first with Roy, her inmate trainer, and in the end, the total prison population
When she walks point for
her veteran down the graduation aisle, an awe of respect silences the crowd.
Will the readers also be
led down the wedding aisle?Brad and
Judy, founders of the K9s for Warriors training facility,who have reunited after a forty-year
separation, face monumental responsibilities that test their relationship as
they try to build the dog-training program for veterans.
A touching yet educational
story, about the world of service dogs who save veteran lives.