Lori Howell, Award-winning Author

Lori Howell - Author

Biography

  • “Reflections” novel an award-winning screenplay co-written by Kathy Krantz Stewart and Steph Kimmel 2016.
  • Author of two books; a novel (thriller) “Reflections” and a (children’s book), “An Adventure with Joshua and Hoppy Frog”.
  • Featured author in a two-page article in the “Women of Distinction Magazine” 2017.
  • Worked at Laser Devices, Inc. as the Export Compliance Director.
  • National Director for writer’s retreats for Tom Bird. Trained retreat sponsors for event planning and coordinating. Arranged hotel venues and recruited writers for retreats. Wrote and maintained training manuals.  Administrator for business development and correspondence.
  • Radio interview by Dr. Carol Francis, Hollywood, California.
  • Former winner of the International Library of Poets for the Best Poems and Poets of 2007. Poems published in The Poetry Gems 2000 and Halcyon Days 2002.
  • Articles have appeared in The Carmel Pine, The Monterey News and Views, and The Monterey Poetry Review Magazine.
  • 2004 radio interview by the Children’s Miracle Network.
  • Co-founder and Publicist for the Monterey Poetry Review magazine; established 4,500 circulations for three counties.
  • Director and writing coach for poetry workshops.
  • Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, International Women’s Writing Guild, Aspiring Writer’s blogs, Aspiring Writer’s Short Stories, Book Reviewers, Books and Writers, Children’s Book Writers, Fiction Writers Guild, Flapjack Creative, Helium Writers, Mysterium Society, and Writer’s Café.
  • Artist of landscapes, ocean, and nature; acrylic, oil, and watercolor.
  • Missionary for Covenant Presbyterian Church; bible teaching at Suquamish Tribe in Washington.
  • Bible study teacher Kid’s Club after school program for elementary students.
  • Bible study teacher at local women’s prison.
  • Co-leader of growth group bible study two Sunday’s a month third year starts fall 2016.
  • Future writing projects; trilogy to “Reflections” i.e. “Tainted Ambition and Redemption”. A novel Pink Diamonds, A Cancer Love Story (my biography as a cancer survivor), Sedona Dawn and Sedona Justice both murder mysteries, second children’s book seeking publication “An Adventure with Joshua and Rocky the Otter”.
  • Lori loves Lake Tahoe, New Zealand, and Carmel.  Her greatest joys besides her passion to write are being a wife, mother, and grandmother.  Lori loves the mystery to find stories in everything and everywhere.

    In the midst of a writing project, she likes researching for plots…her mind doesn’t shut off with ideas.  On a date with her husband (a suitor at the time), during a moment that he was trying to be romantic…as the wind swirled around them on a pier and the ocean smashing against the boats; the only shadow of light in the darkness of the night was a light peering through the harbor hills…he raises her chin to…Lori instantly said “this would be a great murder scene”!

    He did propose and they will be celebrating their second-year anniversary April 2017.

    Personal Quote

    “I Live to Write and Write to Live”!

Awards

  • Official Selection for Best Screenplay at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
  • Honorable Mention The 2016 Indie Gathering International Film Festival
  • Finalist Los Angeles Cinefest 2016
  • Semi-finalist Los Angeles CineFest 2016
  • Winner at Indie Film Awards for Best Screenplay 2016
  • Winner at Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival, for Best Screenplay April 2016
  • Winner at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival for Best Screenplay 2016
  • Official Selection for Best Screenplay at the Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival 2016
  • Official Selection for Best Screenplay at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2016
  • Author of two books; a novel (thriller) “Reflections” and a (children’s book), “An Adventure with Joshua and Hoppy Frog”.
  • Featured author in a two-page article in the “Women of Distinction Magazine” due to be released July 2016.
  • National Director for writers retreats for Tom Bird. Trained retreat sponsors for event planning and coordinating. Arranged hotel venues and recruited writers for retreats. Wrote and maintained training manuals.  Administrator for business development and correspondence.
  • Radio interview by Dr. Carol Francis, Hollywood, California.
  • Former winner of the International Library of Poets for the Best Poems and Poets of 2007. Poems published in The Poetry Gems 2000 and Halcyon Days 2002.
  • Articles have appeared in The Carmel Pine, The Monterey News and Views, and The Monterey Poetry Review Magazine.
  • 2004 radio interview by the Children’s Miracle Network.
  • Cofounder and Publicist for the Monterey Poetry Review magazine; established 4,500 circulations for three counties.
  • Director and writing coach for poetry workshops.
  • Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, International Women’s Writing Guild, Aspiring Writer’s blogs, Aspiring Writer’s Short Stories, Book Reviewers, Books and Writers, Children’s Book Writers, Fiction Writers Guild, Flapjack Creative, Helium Writers, Mysterium Society, and Writer’s Café.
  • Artist of landscapes, ocean, and nature.
  • Dance teacher for 25 years.
  • Wife, mother of four daughters, and three grandchildren.
  • Missionary for Covenant Presbyterian Church; bible teaching at Suquamish Tribe in Washington.
  • Bible study teacher Kid’s Club after school program for elementary students.
  • Bible study teacher at local women’s prison.
  • Co-leader of growth group bible study two Sunday’s a month third year starts fall 2016.
  • Director of writing workshops at local women’s prison.
  • Future writing projects; trilogy to “Reflections” i.e. “Tainted Ambition and Redemption”, novel Pink Diamonds, A Cancer Love Story (my biography as a cancer survivor), Sedona Dawn and Sedona Justice both murder mysteries, second children’s book seeking publication “An Adventure with Joshua and Rocky the Otter”.

 

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