Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Last Chance to catch Judy Howard's Inspiring Writing Seminars

If you have ever considered a writing career, this is the seminar for you.
The Road To Writing, Part One -
 Have You Ever Thought About Writing?
 Judy Howard presents the basics about how she began her writing career. This is a motivating seminar with handouts and outlines to download.
If you live in the Inland Empire of Southern California, mark Thursday,  April 16th,  10:00 - 11:00 am on your calendar and come to The Southern California Good Sam Samboree at the Golden Village Palms RV Resort
No RV? No Worry! This RV rally is open to the public with a minimal $5.00 admission fee.

Don't go home!!
 The Road To Writing, Part Two 
What Makes A Good Story?

After a thirty minute break from Part One, Judy delves into the basics of Plot, Structure, and Character Building. So plan on staying on Thursday, April 16th from  11:30  to 12:30.

Meet other aspiring writers as well as accomplished authors who enjoy Howard's presentations during an educational and motivating morning.


And Finally!!
Save this date, too!!
 Saturday, April 25th
10 am  to 12:00 pm
at the Ovitt Community Library
215 East "C" St.
Ontario, Ca.
The Road To Writing - Part Three
Where is the Inspiration?


Saturday, April 4, 2015

What can you accomplish in a year?

What can you accomplish in a year?


In May of last year, I sold my pet grooming business, The Canine Beauty Salon, which I had operated since I was eleven. I’m not going to say how many years that is but my upcoming birthday will be the last year I’ll see any number in the sixties. You do the math. With my signature on the bill of sale, my new goal is to live the dream - travel and write books.



Remain in the top 10% of Amazon’s Author Ranking:
You, my readers, have humbled and inspired me since the release of my first two books, COAST TO COAST WITH A CAT AND A GHOST and GOING HOME WITH A CAT AND A GHOST. Thank you so much. 

Publish book number three:
In August last year I  edited and reedited my latest book, MASADA’S MARINE,  clicked the “Publish” button, and  then like every author I know, ran to the bathroom, hung my head in the toilet bowl and vomited. The birth of this third novel, is the story of a service dog and her wounded Marine warrior, and I believe, is my most compelling yet. Already the reviews have proved my goal is being met - to bring awareness, not only to what our veterans have sacrificed, but also the importance of service dogs in aiding  their readjustment to civilian life.

Enjoy the honeymoon stage of retirement:
Sportster and I traveled the coast of California, Oregon and Washington.

Mendocino: I visited my artist friend Suzi Long who lives above her art gallery in this old water tower in Mendocino, Ca. Pretty cool! And she is a very accomplished artist. I'm going to take some of her classes some day.
 I held a Bengal tiger. Att six months old, this cutie could have done a lot of damage.

The beautiful  Oregon coast...

...and the Olympic forest. The inspiration for  Sportster's new novel. He's pawing at the computer keyboard as you read this.