Paying It Forward to John Howell, Author and RRBC Member

Today I am participating in one of my favorite promotional activities of the Rave Reviews Book Club. Every day this week, RRBC member-authors will promote a fellow author. It is my pleasure to promote and support John Howell, award-wining author of stories and books, including My Grl and his latest, His Revenge. John is a super supportive member of fellow RRBC authors, and I am very happy to be given the opportunity to support and promote him today. Take a moment today to check out his books on Amazon and to support him on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. Be sure to visit John’s website. Here is John in his own words.


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 an honorable mention in 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 has finished his debut novel and is published by  Martin Sisters Publishing. The title of the book is My GRL and is currently available on Amazon. Come see the author’s page at Amazon.

His novel is a fiction thriller and the following back cover blurb will give you an idea of what the story is about:

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.

The following review by Readers Favorite gives My GRL a five star rating:

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers’ Favorite
My GRL by John W. Howell is a book filled with suspense, intrigue, conspiracy, and drama. John J. Cannon needed a break from work so he requested a one-year leave of absence for personal exploration, which he was entitled to as a partner who had been with the firm for over 10 years. He booked a flight to Corpus Christi, locked his condo, and started on what he hoped would be a long island vacation filled with lazy days and personal time. When he reached Corpus, he bought a boat, and started living the life. Little did he know that buying that boat would bring an end to the peaceful vacation he had hoped for, not until he woke up in a hospital with no memory of what had happened, and was told that Gerry, the girl who helped him buy the boat was dead. That is when he starts working to put the pieces together and find the truth behind Gerry’s death and then realizes who he is really up against.
My GRL by John W. Howell is fast-paced thriller that shows how your life can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. John J. Cannon was looking forward to a long island vacation but instead ended up chasing and hiding from the bad guys. From losing Gerry who he was getting close to calling a friend, to discovering the real truth behind her death, to discovering who Sarah, Gerry’s friend really was. It is a well-written story that kept me glued, page after page.

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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.

11 responses to “Paying It Forward to John Howell, Author and RRBC Member”

  1. Michelle Abbott says :

    Good luck with your latest book, John. Thanks for having us over, Jenniw!

  2. harmonykentonline says :

    What a lovely post for John, Jennie! Best of luck with your writing, both of you 🙂

  3. jsherwin2013 says :

    Michelle and Harmony: Thanks for stopping by to support John. It’s always a pleasure to participate in the “Pay It Forward” activities. Jennie

  4. Jan Hawke says :

    John’s a busy guy – makes you wonder how he fits it all in around his beachcombing excursions (just kidding John!) 😉
    Great post for John, Jennie – thanks for having us over 🙂

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