I am thrilled to welcome author, poet, and literary marketer. Carolyn Howard-Johnson to Plain Talk.
First, a bit about Carolyn Howard-Johnson. While in college, Carolyn was the youngest person ever to be hired as a staff writer for the Salt Lake Tribune–A Pulitzer Prize Winning Newspaper. Carolyn wrote features for the society page and a column under the name Debra Paige.
Later, in New York, Carolyn was an editorial assistant at Good Housekeeping Magazine, where she wrote releases for celebrity designers like Pauline Trigere, Rudy Gernreich, and Christian Dior.
Carolyn went on to consultant for the Oak Park Press in Chicago and have written columns and reviews for The Pasadena Star News, Home Decor Buyer, and the Glendale News-Press.
Carolyn was an instructor for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.
Her novels, This Is the Place, and Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, are both multi award-winners. A chapbook of her poetry, was named the Ten Best Reads by the Compulsive Reader and the Military Writers Society of America honored it with a silver medal for excellence.
Carolyn was awarded Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by the California Legislature members.