PRESS RELEASE : Award-Winning Author to Teach UCLA Class for Writers

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Contact: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
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Award-Winning Author to Teach UCLA Class for Writers
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, the multi award-winning author of more than a dozen books, will teach a one-day seminar on book marketing for writers at UCLA Extension Writers' Program this summer quarter.

The world-renowned program offers writers classes--from the craft of writing to promoting one's writing--at several different venues and online. Howard-Johnson's seminar, Creating a Promotion Package for Your Fiction or Nonfiction Book, will be taught Sat. Aug. 7 on the UCLA campus. The class is based on the content of her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't, winner of USA Book News Award for business books and the Irwin award, given by Book Publicists of Southern California for marketing campaigns.

The author has been and instructor for the Writers' Program since 2004. She has served as a publicist for all her own books (including her poetry chapbooks--the most difficult of all genres to promote), been a fashion publicist in New York City, done the marketing for her own chain of retail stores, and has worked in the publishing industry for Good Housekeeping Magazine and a variety of newspapers and trade publications. 

Howard-Johnson was named Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment by the 43rd and 44th District of the California Legislature. Her fiction, nonfiction and poems have appeared in national magazines, anthologies and review journals. One of her poems recently won the Franklin Christoph prize. She speaks on Utah's culture, tolerance and other subjects and has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide. 

For more information on UCLA's Writers' Program or to request their quarterly extension  catalog, call (310) 825-9415. Sign up online at   The registration number for the English 735.1 class is 76941. 

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

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