PRESS RELEASE: Author/Poet Wins National Award



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Business Women Honor Author with National Award

Anaheim, CA — Award-winning author Carolyn Howard-Johnson will receive the American Business Women’s Association’s (ABWA) Outstanding Woman Award at the their 19th national American Business Women’s Day Celebration, Sat., Sept. 8, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Anaheim, CA. Lynn White Shelby, Burbank, CA, nominated her for the National Award.

The ABWA is an organization that brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. Their motto “Together we can do it” unites tens of thousands of members throughout the world who benefit from membership and its national magazine Women in Business.

Howard-Johnson is the author of a novel, book of creative nonfiction and poetry, all award-winners. Her fiction, nonfiction and poems have appeared in national magazines, anthologies and review journals. She was named Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by the 43rd and 44th Districts of the California Legislature. She speaks on Utah’s culture, tolerance and subjects relating to writing and publishing and has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide. She is also is an instructor for UCLA Extension’s Writers’ Program. Her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won’t was named USA Book News’ Best Professional Book and earned the Book Publicists of Southern California’s Irwin award and her newest book, The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success will be released Oct. 1.

Howard-Johnson is also the founder of Authors’ Coalition, an organization for writers ( .

Howard-Johnson may be reached at ( Information is also available at .

The ABWA site is


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