Rave Reviews Book Club’s “Pay It Forward” Week: Promoting Author John Howell

It is my pleasure to participate in the second Rave Reviews Book Club’s “Pay It Forward” week. This is a wonderful program conceived by Nonnie Jules, president and founder of the RRBC. On three days of this week participating author members do not promote themselves. Instead, they promote a fellow RRBC member or members. This week I am promoting John Howell, an RRBC member I first “met” through RRBC tweets. John is a great promoter and supporter of other members, and I am thrilled to be able to do for him what he does for fellow RRBC members. Let’s support John by visiting his website and his Facebook page as well as tweeting about his books. You can read the first chapter of My GRL  by clicking on the book’s cover at John’s website. I guarantee that you will be hooked. Then visit his Amazon page to purchase this engaging thriller. Here is John as he describes himself.


John’s main interests are reading and writing. He turned to writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive career in business. John writes thriller fiction novels and short stories. His story Cold Night Out won honorable mention in a Writers Digest Popular Fiction contest this year. He also won first place in the Kurt Vonnegut Kilgore Trout novel contest, celebrating Kurt Vonnegut as an author. His short story “Never Give Inn” was selected to be published in the Miracle E-zine fifth issue published in April.

John lives on Mustang Island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of south Texas with his wife, Molly, and their spoiled rescue pets.


John’s debut novel, My GRL, was published by Martin Sisters Publishing (www.martinsisterspublishing.com). It is currently available on Amazon. Be sure to visit John’s author page. Here is a blurb from the back cover:

John J. Cannon, successful San Francisco lawyer, takes a leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. Further, John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.


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About jsherwin2013

Jennie has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in counseling. She is the author of Intentional Healing: One Woman’s Path to Higher Consciousness and Freedom from Environmental and Other Chronic Illnesses and is a contributing writer to Conscious Life News. She has been a teacher of English on the junior high school and senior high school levels, as well as a writer and editor in the field of public health. She has mentored writers and editors. She is certified in Reiki I and II and has studied energy therapies at A Healing Place in Richardson, Texas, working under the direction of Deborah Singleton and her healing team. Jennie also acknowledges the guidance of Christine Gregg, Australian spirit reader and healer, and Maya Page, intuitive healer, Reiki Master, and VortexHealing® practitioner, now retired. Jennie lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, Roger, a retired physician and epidemiologist. They provide editorial services to university researchers in the fields of medicine and public health. Her son, Colin, lives and works in New York City with his wife, Colleen.

8 responses to “Rave Reviews Book Club’s “Pay It Forward” Week: Promoting Author John Howell”

  1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter says :

    Congrats John on getting selected. You deserve it.

  2. Bette A. Stevens says :

    Congratulations, John. Thanks for the shout-out for John Howell and MY GRL. Great read!

  3. John W. Howell says :

    Thank you, Jenny, for the gracious support during PIF week. I appreciate you taking the time to feature my book and my blog. You are the best.

  4. jinlobify says :

    I loved “My Girl” John, and look forward to reading more of your stories. Have a wonderful tour. Thank you Jennie for promoting him today.

  5. Jan Hawke says :

    Gradually catching up with everyone finally! 😀 Good stuff for John, Jennie – hope you both thoroughly enjoyed June’s PIF week 😉

  6. jsherwin2013 says :

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment. I would have liked to have been more on top of the comments , but I’ve been swamped with editing assignments. I am just coming up for air tonight. Congratulations to John on his book and thanks for his support through Rave Reviews Book Club.

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