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Lance highly recommends Joe Lurie's book--for making cross cultural perceptions so understandable.

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Carolyn's newest book from her multi award-winning #HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers!
How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically is now available as an e-book and paperback on Amazon.

Reviews are the way to get the launch off to a great start and to keep all your books alive. And there's a lot more to it than you think and it is (or should be) very nearly free!
 

 


 

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Honors for Lance

Lance, congratulations!

You have one of the top 10% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012.

LinkedIn now has 200 million members. Thanks for playing a unique part in our community!



The Ultimate Aid
for Writers

Carolyn's multi award-winning
Frugal Book Promoter takes you from the reluctant marketer stage to a fully participatory partner for powerhouse publishers or publicists. You'll also be equipped to go it on your own!

 


Carolyn Sponsors Contest

Carolyn sponsors the Noble (Not Nobel!) Prize for literary efforts that  explore the human condition, use exemplary English or experiment with it. She eschews titles that have already won prestigious prizes or appear on bestseller lists. In other words, she wants to build lists each year that feature works that deserve more attention than they're getting. Contact Carolyn for information on submitting a nomination. Go to MyShelf to read her Back to Literature column where she announces her awards each January.


 

Carolyn's Awards

Awards for Carolyn's Books, Blogs and More

The New Book Review
Named to
Master's in English.org Online Universities'

101 Essential Sites for Voracious Readers

Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites
for
Sharing with Writers blog.

 


Best Book Award for The Frugal Book Promoter (2004) and The Frugal Editor (2008) and the Second Edition of The Frugal Book Promoter (2011).

 

Reader Views Literary Award for The Frugal Editor

New Generation Award for Marketing and Finalist for The Frugal Editor

Book Publicists of Southern California's Irwin Award

Military Writers Award of Excellence for
Tracings, A Chapbook of Poetry.


A Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotion wins author Military Writers Society of America's Author of the Month award for March, 2010

 

Gold Medal Award from Military Writers Society of America, 2010. MWSA also gave a nod to She Wore Emerald Then, a chapbook of poetry honoring mothers.

The Frugal Editor Named #! on Top Ten Editing Books list.

Finalist New Generation Book Awards 2012, The Frugal Book Promoter; Finalist 2010 The Frugal Editor;
Winner 2010 Marketing Campaign for the Frugal Editor


The Oxford Award
recognizes
the alumna who exemplifies the Delta Gamma precept of service to her community and who, through the years, devotes her talents to improve the quality of life around her.

The Frugal Book Promoter is runner-up in the how-to category for the Los Angeles Book Festival 2012 awards.

Glendale City Seal
Winner Diamond Award for Achievement in the Arts
Glendale California's Arts and Culture Commission and the City of Glendale Library,
2013

And more than a dozen other awards for Carolyn's novel, short story collection and poetry. See the awards page on this site.


The Free Muse Online Conference

Carolyn cosponsors the Free Muse Online Conference with Lea Schizas.


Free Content

Carolyn's  Reviews for Riters  (tm)--include reviews of her recommended books for authors. These reviews are available for reprint at no cost.  See a partial list of all the articles at the free content page of this site. For more information e-mail Carolyn.


Best New Writing 2013, 2015

My short story “Love Story” is included in 
Best New Writing 2013
and
"Dr. Pena's Lesson on
Culture" is included in

Best New Writing of 2015

Both are published by Hopewell Publications.


Web Site Sponsor

Endorsed by the ambassador from China to the US, and the ambassador from the US to China and selected for the Fulbright scholar program.

 

Proud Member

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Honorary Member



ABWA is a group of highly skilled networkering women in business.

Military Writers' Society of America

Also, honorary member of Publishers and Writers of San Diego, Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS), IWOSC, and Publishers Association of Los Angeles (PALA)


Book Publicists of Southern California (BPSC)  Pix: Proud Irwin Award Winners
Carolyn and Janet Goliger.


Carolyn's Calendar

Please click on my Google Calendar button to learn more about my upcoming UCLA Extension Writers' Program classes, my writers' conference and book fair appearances, and more.

While You're Browsing...

...find at least one promotion, writing or tech tip on every page on this site. Sometimes you'll find two or three! Happy browsing and collecting!


Social Media

Come Talk Reading with me:
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Endorsement

"There are not enough compliments I could give to Carolyn. She is certainly a mentor of mine and such a tremendous inspiration! What doesn't she do, and do well, after all? Talented as a writer/author, she is also an amazing marketer/promoter who is generous with her time and talent with other publishing professionals. Carolyn is a STAR in the publishing community and I give her the highest recommendation I can give to any colleague I have. If you want a passionate professional who delivers, Carolyn is your woman!" ~ Bev Walton-Porter
 


Tip

Better Marketing with Permalinks

As a courtesy to your reader and to extend the life of your marketing efforts, use permalinks when you promote your reviews. Here's an article on using them in my free New Book Review blog.

 Find tips on writing, promotion or tech on every page of this Web site.


 
 

Carolyn's New Book Review Blog Featured...

...at MastersInEnglish.Org

Essential Site for Voracious Readers

and
Online Universities'
101 Book Blogs You Need to Read


Proud to Support

World Wild Life
Fund

with Sublime Planet
book of poetry
celebrating
Earth Day

Featured in
Pasadena Weekly
Arts and Entertainment Section

All Proceeds to be donated to the World Wildlife Fund



Tip for Readers

Reading creative nonfiction is a little like reading historical fiction. But only a little. With historical fiction, sometimes it is hard to tell what is fiction and what is fact. If the author has been true to the spirit of creative nonfiction, you can trust the basics to be true though she'll color the narrative through the perspective of the character who is telling the story. The author must also create the dialogue as accurately as she can reconstruct it. The writer's brain, after all, is not a tape recorder.

Find at least one tip on writing, promotion or tech on every page of this Web site. 


 

 

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Author Success Podcasts

 

Tip for Learning with Podcasts

Carolyn's podcasts are all n Authors' Access Top Ten LIsts, 2007, 08, 09.

Visit with the creative force behind the HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for writers. Carolyn shared her best tips and strategies for low-cost/zero-cost marketing campaigns and also talked about what NOT to do to market your books. She also talks about the value of editing and how it directly controls how your proposals, books, and marketing are perceived in the marketplace. Listen to the interview on Authors Access (visit link and click on the PODCAST button). Tune in each week as Irene and Victor interview industry luminaries on marketing, writing, editing, and publishing by subscribing to the RSS feed.

 Find at least one tip on writing, promotion or tech on every page of this Web site. 


Review Worm Podcast

Nancy Arvizu interviews publishing experts with the aim to to promote authors, but also educate them, mostly about marketing their work. She's interviewed me twice but I especially loved the passion and inspiration in this interview. Plus it includes my usual nitty-gritty ideas for writing success.

Find at least one tip on writing, promotion or tech on every page of this Web site. 


Time Savers for Your Web Site and Blog

Carolyn's  Reviews for Riters  (tm)--include reviews of her recommended books for authors. These reviews are available for reprint at no cost.  See a partial list of all the articles at the free content page of this site. For more information e-mail Carolyn.

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Carolyn's Awards

Awards for Carolyn's aid to
better writing and
publishing,

The Frugal Editor

 

  • Winner Reader Views Award for Best Professional Book

  • Winner USA Book News Award

  • Finalist Next Generation Book Awards

  • Winner Next Generation Book Awards for the Marketing Plan for that book

  • Honorable Mention from Dan Poynter's Global E-Book Awards

  • Book Publicists of Southern California (BPSC) coveted Irwin Award

 


Writing Tip

Passive construction has gotten a bad wrap. We obviously have it in the English language because it serves a purpose. There are times when passive can work for an author. An example of that is in an excerpt of This Is the Place where I wanted to slow down the prose, wanted to make readers feel as if they were stepping back to the 50 and even farther, to the 1800s. Find an example of how I used it in an excerpt from that novel. Learn about other ways writers  can use it to their advantage in my The Frugal Editor.

 Find at least one tip on writing, promotion or tech on every page of this Web site. 


While You're Browsing...

...find at least one promotion, writing or tech tip on every page on this site. Sometimes you'll find two or three! Happy browsing and collecting!

Click Here for a list of book fairs, tradeshows, conferences and conventions. Your aid to planning ahead.

You will find at least one promotion, writing, or tech tip on every page on this site. Sometimes you'll find, two or three! Happy browsing and collecting!


Tip

Lance's A To Z Now Available to Ukrainians
(In Ukrainian!)

 What Foreigners Need To Know About Americans From A To Z is now available in simplified Chinese in two countries, in English, and in Ukranian.


 

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"I have been a professional writer 40 years, and am also a tenured full professor of journalism. Carolyn's Sharing with Writers newsletter is  most useful for me--and for my students. I emphasize to them that while research is 90% of writing, and the actual writing is about 10%, there's another 100% out there called promotion. Carolyn shows numerous ways to get the message to the mass media."
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"I have been a professional writer 40 years, and am also a tenured full professor of journalism. Carolyn's Sharing with Writers newsletter is  most useful for me--and for my students. I emphasize to them that while research is 90% of writing, and the actual writing is about 10%, there's another 100% out there called promotion. Carolyn shows numerous ways to get the message to the mass media."
~Walter Brasch, author and educator


Great Point-of-Purchase Greeting Cards of Real Poetry
Available in Quantities of Twenty-Five

Cover art by Vicki Thomas, Poetry by Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson

"Cherished Pulse is full of poems that describe love from the eyes and hearts of young and old. We see love in its youthful stage, stirring the hearts of man and woman alike and tying a bond that even death cannot break. As we continue reading, we understand that love deepens into an awesome, but quiet joy as the couple grows older. These poems renew our faith in love as they remind us of our own experience with this most sought after emotion."
~ Lucille P Robinson for Alternative-Read.com

 

Third in the Celebration of Chapbooks with Magdalena Ball, Imagining the Future is written expressly for fathers "and other masculine apparitions."

She Wore Emerald Then is a book of Moods of Motherhood: thirty poems by award-winning poets Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson, with original photography by May Lattanzio. A beautifully presented, tender and strikingly original gift book, ideal for Mother's Day or any day when you want to celebrate the notion of motherhood in its broadest sense.  Share this collection with someone you love.

More on Blooming Red: Christmas Poetry for the Rational on this Web site.

Sublime Planet is an e-chapbook and paperback published in the time-honored tradition of poets everywhere. This collection of ecologically oriented poems traverses a wide terrain, moving from the loss of species to the beauty of the natural world, from drought to the exploration of alternative planets. It's an exhilarating collection that breaks boundaries and leads the reader deep into the personal heart of perception. Released by award winning poets Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Magdalena Ball to celebrate Earth Day, this is a collection of poetry that weaves the personal with the universal. Photograpy by Ann Howley.

“Whatever your age these poems celebrating women will speak to you of times to look forward to or to remember. These are not poems to be read once. They will stay with you forever.” ~ Nancy Famolari, author.

Also by Carolyn:

Tracings is winner of the Military Society of America's Award of Excellence and named to the Compulsive Reader's Ten Best Reads of 2005

Imperfect Echoes is Carolyn's newest poetry book. Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters, lie and oppression with Small. 

Cover and interior art by Richard Conway Jackson
All proceeds go to Amnesty International


Motto

 

"Careers that are not fed die as readily as any living organism given no sustenance." 

~ Carolyn Howard-Johnson

 


Editing Booklet

Like Carolyn's Great First Impression Book Proposal, Great Little Last-Minute Editing Editing Tips for Writers, is also only $6.95. Each of them take less than an hour to read.


 

 

 

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The Frugal Book Promoter is one of  your most valuable resources because it is written from personal experience and gives you the basics for promoting everything else you do--in print, on TV or radio, or online. See an excerpt on Fifteen Publicity Commandments, and excerpt from that book.



Endorsements

What Utah Authors Are Saying about
This Is the Place:

“[This Is the Place] instills the conflicts of Mormonism so gracefully and incisively...”
~
James W. Ure, author of Leaving the Fold


“It's been a week … and still the characters fight for attention in my thoughts.”
~
Warren Stucki, author of Boy’s Pond

This Is the Place is out of print. It is available using Amazon's new and used feature.


Carolyn's Blogs

The Frugal Retailer Blog
Carolyn shares nearly three decades of retailing experience   with
an emphasis on marketing.


Sharing with Writers
All things publishing with
an emphasis on book
promotion. Named to
Writer's Digest
101 Best Website list.


The New Book Review
Great way for readers, authors, reviewers and publicists to get more
mileage out of
a great review.


The Frugal Editor Blog
This is the Frugal, Smart
and Tuned-In Editor blog.
Covers editing, grammar, formatting and more.
Get the answers you need.



Tips


For a list of resources on tolerance related movies, books, organizations, and more, click here.

 



For a list of resources on tolerance related movies, books, organizations, and more, click here.

Find tips on writing, promotion or tech on every page of this Web site. 

Spirited Woman Interview

 

You'll love Nancy Mills'  Interviews with Famous Women Writers
(When you check out the link, scroll down to see the one featuring Carolyn!)

My interview with Spirited Woman Nancy Mills included a bit of nostalgia. The way journalism used to be before computers, what it was like to be in New York in Christian Dior's time, how Good Housekeeping magazine used to be. Sign up with Nancy now for the CD or podcast of this interview or to hear her interview with fellow Spirited Woman authors including USA Today's Most Influential winner Jacqueline Mitchard, author of the Deep End of the Ocean and Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay It Forward. Scroll for information on my CD.

 

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A Selection of Carolyn's Past Speaking Engagements

National Stationery Show May 17-20, 2009 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY Consider this a business essential.

Presenter 2009, 2010

Presenter, 2008, 09, 10, 11

Panel moderator, 2007

National Span College
presenter 2002

Fellows presenter, 2007, 08

Co-sponsor and presenter,
2007, 08, 09, 10, 11

University of Dayton Erma Bombeck Writers' Conference, 2006, 2008

Sisters in Crime,
Pasadena, 2009

On the Los Angeles Valley College Campus 2012, Rancho Library 2013,
Valley College Spring 2014

Wisconsin Regional Writers Association
Presenter, Keynote 2010

Book 'Em, NC,
Three Panels 2013


Presenter, 2013


Seminar Speaker, 2014


Keynote, 2013; 2014


Secrets of Great
Dialogue, 2015

Digging Up Memories and Bringing the Dead Back to Life
2015

Frugal Book Promotion.
Judith Briles' Extravaganza,
Denver, CO, 2016

Learn more about Carolyn's conferences.


Site Sponsor

Chaz DeSimone is my book cover designer, logo whiz, and marketing partner. He is always right there with his poster program, too. He always has one that fits my most recent efforts--poetry, promotion, or about anything else!

Check out his free Ampersand posters.


Awards for A To Z

As Featured in
Publishers Weekly

Gold winner for Readers Favorite Nonfiction/ Education

And a silver
Global E-Book Award


Carolyn's  Book Review Blog Featured...

...as essential site at
MastersInEnglish.Org

and
Online Universities'
101 Essential Sites for Voracious Raders



Proud to be Instrumental in Helping Other Poets

Poetry Mystique: A modern text edited by Suzanne Lummis with commentary from the editor.

Poems by selected students from Suzanne's poetry classes including my "Songs from the South."

 


Marketing Tip

Carolyn Loves Author Learning Center. She even recorded a tip for their free Learning Center tutorials on finding something in your past that will add credibility to your query letter and bio--even if you haven't yet published!



 

 


Find Carolyn on the Web

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Carolyn's Literary Works

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Harkening
Published Shorter Works


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For Writers
For Retailers



Published Works Almanac


Carolyn's Awards



Other Interests

Acting
Speaking
Travel

Tolerance


Carolyn's  Social Media

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Easy Access to Resources for Writers


Carolyn's HowToDoIt Frugally Series for Writers

Getting Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically New!

The Frugal Book Promoter

The Frugal Editor

 
Great Book Proposals in 30 Minutes
(Booklet)

Last-Minute Edits and Word Trippers

(Booklet)


Sponsoring Site

If you love my 3D book images, you can have one done for your book, too!

Try Gene Cartwright's iFOGO
village and
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Tip

Better Marketing with Permalinks

As a courtesy to your reader and to extend the life of your marketing efforts, use permalinks when you promote your reviews. Here's an article on using them in my free New Book Review blog.

 Find tips on writing, promotion or tech on every page of this Web site.





Endorsements


"
Howard-Johnson's lyrical prose graces every page."
~
Marilyn Ross, author, speaker, publishing consultant


"What a wonderful read! I can see why [This Is the Place] won a number of awards."
~ Normal Sundberg


“This author’s words set me free.” 
~ Sona Ovasapyan, Student at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


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