Author Archives: John W. Howell

Thursday – A Little Personal – Setting Up the Tree

“Twiggy. I don’t think you are supposed to pull that snowman out of the  tote.” “Yes, Bailey’s right. I feel a yell coming up real soon.” “Okay, you two can relax. I’ll play with this toy.” “I’ll keep an eye on her, Lucy.” “Hey, dad. I’m glad you showed up. Bailey and Lucy say I can’t […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week we were in Micki’s shop when Gloria gave us the news that Louis was not Sandusky’s murderer. She did advise Larry to look for a money angle. Also, Andrew missed the whole thing since he was under some kind of spell. Micki did offer to serve […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Creative Kue #199 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words now that he is back. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at before 6pm on Sunday (if you aren’t […]

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Buy a Book for Christmas #Mystery #Thriller #Series N.A. Granger, John W. Howell, Don Massenzio

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to another of the Christmas book promotions and time for a little mystery…. and the first author with a wonderful series of books is N. A. Granger and the Rhe Brewster Mysteries. And the best way to start as a gift is the first book in the series…

Top Ten Things Not to Do at Napoleon’s Emperor Crowning Ceremony in 1804

  This post continues the Top Ten things not to do with a historical backdrop. On December 2, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte himself Emperor of France. If you were there here are at least ten things that I hope you did not do. I hope you enjoy this list. 10 At Napoleon’s crowning, do not boo when […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Holiday Parade

There was a parade yesterday in Port Aransas. It was the annual holiday parade to benefit the EMS toy roundup. There were so many who came to participate that to take photo’s of the parade itself would have made selecting which carts to show here an impossible task. So I went to the staging area […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Ma.”

  Mama just killed a man. Put my gun against his head pulled the trigger now he’s dead. Well, it is Stream of Consciousness Saturday and this weeks prompt is “ma.” Linda Hill says we can use “ma” or any word containing “ma.” Also, there are bonus points for starting the post with “ma.” Now […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA- TGIF

    Friday is here and time to get ready for the weekend. This week was pretty productive. The edits are pretty much finished on the next book. Gwen Plano and I have written the sequel to The Contract and now we are trying to get to a name. The manuscript is due to the […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – On the Beach

“Lucy what are you doing?” “Look to your right, little one.” “What is that?” “It is a big bird called a heron.” “Can we chase it?” “OMG no. The boss has a fit. He thinks the birds ought to be left alone.” “I can certainly understand that. He’s a softy for animals.” “Not so loud […]

  It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week we found ourselves back to Micki Lee’s place where we were witnesses to a full-scale flirt being perpetrated by Micki and Andrew. Make no mistake, these two are old enough to be grandparents so we better watch out since anything can happen. We also were there […]