CONTACT: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
For Immediate Release
Compulsive Reader Names Poetry Chapbook Tops
Glendale, CA--Magdalena Ball, editor of The Compulsive Reader, named Carolyn Howard-Johnson's new chapbook of poetry to that magazine's list of "Top Ten Reads of 2005."
Howard-Johnson is the author of the acclaimed novel This is the Place, a collection of creative nonfiction, Harkening, and her newly released chapbook, Tracings.
Nostalgic, accessible and personal, Tracings, explores the corrosive nature of subtle intolerance. Here is a quote:
The woman--abundant bones--ties a washed apron
so thin that threaded grates expose
faded pansies on her housecoat
tells my father she donít care what religion his kids are,
she likes 'em anyway.
Howard-Johnson is also the author of USA Book News' Best Professional Book 2004, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't. Members of the California Legislature named the author Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment, the Book Publicists of Southern California honored her with their Irwin Award andher community with a Character and Ethics Award for her efforts to promote tolerance with her writing.
The Compulsive Reader includes reviews and interviews of some of the hottest writers working today. It covers literary news, criticism, offers a free e-zine, and more.
To learn more about this journal go to http://www.compulsivereader.com/html.
For more information about Howard-Johnson go to http://carolynhowardjohnson.com.
Tracings is available at its publisher's site, www.FinishinglinePress.com and at www.Amazon.com.
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