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Howard-Johnson's "The Grandfather Rock" Featured
Monday, September 01, 2003  6:49:00 PM

by Carolyn HowardJohnson



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Banyan Review Taps Award-winning Novelist for First Issue



“My father was a powerful Cree shaman. But to the Blackfoot around Browning, I was still only a half-breed, only a half a notch better than if my other half had been “

So begins the story “The Grandfather Rock” by award-winning novelist Carolyn Howard-Johnson. It was just published by The Banyan Review, a magazine for women edited by Carol Shellye Renee-Ruiz.

Howard-Johnson’s first novel, This is the Place, has garnered eight awards since its release in 2001 and an excerpt was published in the prestigious Copperfield Review. It was also a NUW Book Club Selection in 2002. Her second book, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, has won three awards including WordThunder.com’s annual award for excellence.
The author says that her magical story,“The Grandfather Rock,” is based on a story told to her by a woman of American Indian heritage who had come to Feathered Pipe Ranch near Helena, Montana to conduct a sweat lodge ceremony for a group of breast cancer survivors. It took her a minute to understand that she was utterly serious about her mythology and another brief moment to understand that my own culture's myths may seem just as mysterious to the uninitiated. Then she realized that her story fitted well with a theme she often explores in her work: Nonfiction is rife with little white lies; great truths abound in fiction.
This story is available on the Banyan Review site at http://www.banyanreview.com/prose_q20308.htm Dedicated to showcasing the work of established and emerging authors, this issue also features work by Beatrice M. Hogg, Margo McCall and Radames Ortiz among others.

Learn more about the author at http://carolynhowardjohnson.com.

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Books by
Carolyn HowardJohnson



Sublime Planet, A Chapbook Celebrating the Planet and Universe





The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward--Winner 3 Awards

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The Frugal Book Promoter: Second Edition

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Blooming Red: Christmas Poems for the Rational

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Imagining the Future: Ruminations on Fathers and Other Apparitions

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Cherished Pulse--Give It to Someone You Love





This Is The Place, By Award-Winning Author Carolyn Howard-Johnson

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