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Carolyn Howard-Johnson's first novel, This is the Place, and Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered are both award-winners. Her fiction, nonfiction and poems appear in national magazines, anthologies and review journals. She speaks on culture, tolerance, writing and promotion and has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide. She is an instructor for UCLA Extension's Writers' Program and has shared her expertise at venues like San Diego State's world renowned Writers' Conference, Dayton University's Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop and SPAN's (Small Publishers Association of North America) annual conference.

Carolyn  was recently awarded Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by the California Legislature; her home town's Character and Ethics Commission honored her for her work on promoting tolerance and the Pasadena Weekly named her to their list of "San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen" for literary activism. Her nitty-gritty how-to book, The Frugal Book Promoter won USA Book News' Best Professional Book 2004 and her chapbook of poetry, Tracings, was named to The Compulsive Readers Top 10 Best Reads for 2004 and Military Writers' Society of America  honored it for excellence. It is now available from Finishing Line Press and Amazon.

Carolyn's newest book is The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success . Cheryl Wright of Writer2Writer says, "The Frugal Editor will become a well-used reference for writers around the world."

Howard-Johnson loves to travel and has studied writing at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, UK: Herzen University in St. Petersburg, RU; and Charles University in Prague.

Carolyn edits the Sharing with Writers newsletter that includes two AllTips editions on marketing for writers each year. Writers may subscribe by using the subscription box on the home page of her Web site,

She blogs at Sharing with Writers (; The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor ( and a blog that helps participants in book fairs use the value-added promotions she uses at the booth she cosponsors at the LA Times Festival of Books (

She edits "Sharing with Writers," a newsletter associated for that organization as well as a blog that helps authors turn a dull book fair into a sizzling success:  Find it at:

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