Carolyn Howard-Johnson

"Multi award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and how-to books for writers"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (20 of 23)
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Birthday: April 4
In My Own Words:
My several careers prepared me for promoting my own books and those of others. I wrote for The Salt Lake Tribune. That gave me insight into the needs of editors, the very people authors must work with to get free ink.
Later, in New York, I was an editorial assistant at Good Housekeeping, and wrote media releases for the likes of Christian Dior and Rudy Gernreich. I've also appeared in comme… Read more

Travel is inspiration, a search for what connects humankind.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 455,638 - Total Helpful Votes: 20 of 23
Architectural Fixtures and Hardware by Maggie Stevenson
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, award-winning author of This is the Place, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered and The Frugal Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher Won't
In case you haven't noticed, everyone is remodeling. Or building.
"Architecture Fixtures and Hardware" is certainly a book for those who are transforming their lives but it is also for those of us who have decided to stay put. At a fraction of the cost of a big change, modifying the details in our homes can work wonders. "Fixtures and Hardware" gives us ideas for doors and windows, flooring, kitchens, bathrooms, storage and more.
A big book, not quite as big as what we've come to think of… Read more
Color Design Source Book: Using Fabrics, Paints, &&hellip by Caroline Clifton-Mogg
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson "Back to Literature" columnist for MyShelf
One of the most stylish publishers that exhibits at Book Expo America each year is Ryland Peters and Small of London and New York. The Color Design Source Book by Caroline Clifton-Mogg is one of their smartest presentations.
Much more than a how-to book, this is very nearly a piece for the coffee table. The size is impressive, the colors more than catching, the paper quality so luxurious a browser notices the "click, snap" sound of the pages as they turn. Mostly, though, it is the content that keeps a reader between the covers. Clifton-Mogg covers color, pure and simply. She explains what it is,… Read more
Ordinary Miracles by Rupert A. L. Perrin
Ordinary Miracles by Rupert A. L. Perrin
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, award winning author of Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered
This is not a traditionally-constructed memoir. This man of medicine and art, Sir Rupert A.L. Perrin, MD, and his associate, Kristin J. Johnson, built his reminisces around art, the abiding force in Perrin's life. In a near-Faulknerian fashion, the two wove his story together the way a man who has lived life to its fullest might do if he were sitting around a table with young friends.
With so many biographies available today, it may feel foolish to choose one by a person who, though titled, is relatively unknown in many circles. Please don't be fooled. That is part of this… Read more