In this episode, I share a piece of advice about the importance of unfocused time. And as a bonus, there’s a 5-minute audio clip from my children’s book, A Day For The Animals, narrated by voice artist, Talita Jolene.** If you are a book reviewer and would like a free audiobook, please contact me!
In this episode, I wax curious about writing to market, characters hijacking the plot and talk a LOT about my hair.
Welcome to my podcast where I discuss the writing craft, my projects, and book reviews. Barbara Howard is a “not-so-cozy” mystery and YA author of a dozen books, including her most recent trilogy, Finding Home Mystery Series; Final Harvest, Charlotte’s Revenge, and Milo’s Journey. She is a first generation tech geek turned master gardener with a passion for fresh air, vegan cuisine, and tracing her roots. A big city girl with a small town heart, she returned to her family home in the Midwest after an extensive career as a Department of Defense Project Manager at the Pentagon and spends most of her time treasure hunting, spoiling her fur-babies, growing veggies and raising chickens. She has also published a collection of books on food-related topics, food safety, and heirloom recipe cookbooks under the pen name, Arlene Lee.
In this episode, I talk about how we can fail to recognize life’s significant moments in real-time. And how a man inside a bullet-proof booth shaped my perspective of success. Listen to Barbara Howard’s Podcast on Spotify
In this episode, I describe the emotional moments while writing the Finding Home Series and what it’s like connecting with readers who respond in the same way. Do you like stories that grab your heart-strings?
In this episode, I share one of my most favorite memories of my early career; “tutoring” an African American Brigadier General (1-Star) at the Pentagon. That first encounter could have been my ruin but was a life lesson in disguise.
In today’s episode, I chat about some early days of my career in Washington, DC in Information Technology, often being the first woman and/or person of color in the room. I don’t talk about myself much, but I’ll try to remedy that by sharing a few fun stories along the way. I hope you enjoy it. Listen to Barbara Howard’s Podcast on Spotify
In this episode, I discuss doing the research before beginning to write your story. And what to consider before writing the Point Of View (POV) of a character whose culture you have not experienced.
In this episode I discuss our book club selection, The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis, and how the group was split into two camps with completely opposite reactions to the book. When writing a memoir, do you own the entire process? Or, are the other people involved have a right to address your account of the experience and how you convey the interactions? I would love to hear from you on this topic. Listen to Barbara Howard’s Podcast on Spotify.