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Marketing, and Business
Credentials at a Glance
Lambert Publicity (fashion), New York, NY
(an LA Times affiliate)
- Oakpark News (Oakpark,
Decor Buyer (trade, print magazine)
- LA Gift
Mart Buyer (trade magazine)
Frugal Book Promoter
Great First Impression Book Proposal
Great Little Editing
Tips for Writers
Cherished Pulse (poetry)
She Wore Emerald Then
Blooming Red (poetry)
Harkening (short stories)
the Place (novel)
Your Blog, Your
Frugal and Focused
A Retailer's Guide to
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
and operator of Gallery Decor, LA, and Carlan's, Palm Springs and
Anita Race Track Gift Store
Almanac" on this site for
And Topics for Presentations
Topics related to
Carolyn's award-winning fiction and poetry
The Corrosive Nature of Subtle Intolerance
-- This one
works well as a follow up story after a terrorist attack (Yep!
Intolerance at work!) or an event of racial discrimination. We've had a
lot of it among our political candidates with more, unfortunately, sure to come!
Why Do Words Count So Much? -- a slant on the subject of
intolerance and protection of liberty.
Why Do Utahans Eat Green Jell-O?
state in which this author was born and raised is a unique culture in
this country, an exmample of the diverse cultures found on the North
American continent. The South has--from New Orleans to the
Carolinas--is well known by most. Americans and others know little about Utah's culture and much of what
they know they've gotten wrong.
The Passion of
Journaling and How to Turn You Journal into a Memoir or Novel
Did you know that interest in
genealogy is deeply imbedded in both Utah's religion and culture.
Carolyn has used it to advantage as inspiration and resource for much of
her creative writing and helped memoir writers, scrapbookers, journalers,
and even inveterate iPhone photo snappers with projects at writers
conferences from Dayton, Ohio, to Los Angeles.
related specifically to
A Collection of Stories Remembered,
a book of creative nonfiction
Truth in Fiction? Fiction in Truth? --
explores how memoirists and nonfiction writers
bring their own truths to any topic. The next time an author
gets busted for plagiarizing (and we know it's sure to happen) let
Carolyn Howard-Johnson talk about how truth--in even the most basic of
new stories--is filtered through more than one set of eyes, more than one
Where Can Americans Find Freedom? --
Harkening is the story of one family's trek through several states
and several generations to find acceptance, Carolyn Howard-Johnson is
the author to talk about privacy and acceptance issues.
Topics related to
A Poet's Voice for Equality --
with Carolyn in-studio or on a back step can be a trip down memory lane
with a voice that is innovative enough to renew and update old values
Topics related to
the author's publishing and
Whatever Happened to
the Old Journalism?
-- Let's discuss ethics in light of the next Valerie Plame or James Frey
case. Because Carolyn Howard-Johnson has worked in so many fields
related to marketing and publishing, she can rant fantastic how public
relations, journalism, and publishing have changed and how publishers
and authors can benefit without fear if they know the ropes.
Find Happiness in Your
Second, Third or Fourth Career
-- Carolyn has had
several careers from writing-related professions to entrepreneurial
pursuits (retailing) and back again--each time with new twists.
Seniors Aren't So
Senior Any More!
-- Growing old
gracefully is hardly the major point. How about not growing old at all
--at least in the ways that count.
Topics related to the
How To Do
It Frugally series of books for writers
Make A Go of Your
Let Carolyn tear you away from the been there, done that attitude. You can too! learn
to promote and do it professionally--regardless of the career you are
Twenty Serious Mistakes
Everyone Makes: Crawl up the ladder using revitalized English --
Carolyn, a veteran
writer and editor, will help people write better queriy letters, submissions,
cover letters, media kits, and resumes using a few important words that inspire
action. And she can do it in a one-hour lecture to a four-hour workshop
where attendees leave with a real, working template that can be
translated to online applications.
Topics related to
seemingly unrelated expertise never gets lost. Carolyn's class in
geology as a Freshman at the University of Utah worked into freelance
articles for the Salt Lake Tribune. With that same information she
helped her fiancÚ buy her engagement ring. Later, in retailing, that
knowledge made a jewelry department in her Palm Springs store sparkle! Ditto for her background as a
publicist. She acquired so many more inches of free publicity that she never
needed to pay for display advertising.
If you have
a special need for a feature or interview, ask Carolyn.
If she can't
fill your request, she probably knows someone who can!
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social media connections.
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review one of her books,
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or simply to learn more about promotion or writing,
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Click here for a complete
media kit focused on her speaking.
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a complete media kit focused on all her writing.
Click here to know more about her
events, appearances and teaching.
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all of her published works.
Media Kit for Program Directors
for Radio, TV, Conferences, Radio Shows
Media Kit for Book,
Entertainment and Feature Editors
Media Kit for Poetry and Other Literary Work
Kit for Reviewers
Click here for Carolyn's first
person essay, "Beating Time at Its Own Game."
Buy Links for
Selection of Carolyn's Past
2008, 09, 10, 11
Panel moderator, 2007
National Span College
Fellows presenter, 2007,
Co-sponsor and presenter,
2007, 08, 09, 10, 11
University of Dayton Erma
Bombeck Writers' Conference, 2006, 2008
Sisters in Crime,
Los Angeles Valley College Campus 2012, Rancho
Valley College Spring 2014
Wisconsin Regional Writers Association
Presenter, Keynote 2010
Three Panels 2013
Seminar Speaker, 2014
Keynote, 2013; 2014
Secrets of Great
Digging Up Memories and Bringing the Dead Back to
Judith Briles' Extravaganza,
Denver, CO, 2016
Sharing with Writers
All things publishing with
an emphasis on book
promotion. Named to
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.
informative marketing workshop last Sunday! You packed a lot of
information and advice into six hours"
Laurie Dea Owyang, PENUSA Fellow
You're a wealth of
experience and information. Wish I would have known
about you before Silenced Cry came out last year.
Better late than never, huh?
Carolyn's Books, Blogs and More
The New Book Review
Master's in English.org Online Universities'
101 Essential Sites for Voracious
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
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
Award from Military Writers Society of America, 2010.
MWSA also gave a nod to
Wore Emerald Then,
a chapbook of poetry honoring mothers.
Named #! on Top Ten
Editing Books list.
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
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
Book Promoter is runner-up in the how-to category for
Los Angeles Book Festival 2012
Winner Diamond Award
for Achievement in the Arts
California's Arts and Culture Commission and the City of
And more than a dozen other awards for Carolyn's novel, short story collection and poetry.
See the awards page on this site.