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Something About Me and My Book:
As the Chief Judge of three of America's richest literary contests, I thought that writers could do with a little help, so I wrote "Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS", which is now in its Second Edition. I'm also a keen movie fan and have just published "Mystery, Suspense, Film Noir and Detective Movies on DVD".

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At 6:48pm on January 26, 2012, Dan L. Coleman said…

Hey, John,

    Good to have someone here with critical experience.

At 2:01pm on March 24, 2010, Kate L gave John Howard Reid a gift
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At 11:09am on February 13, 2010, Author Collective said…
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At 11:19pm on January 6, 2010, John Howard Reid said…
I appreciate the nice thought, Deanna, but fish are not my favorite food. Now if you were to brighten my exile with a Hershey Bar.... (They don't sell them in Australia, would you believe? Incredible, but true! They have a horrible concoction called Mars Bars -- a super-weak pun -- instead!)
At 11:36am on January 6, 2010, DEANNA MORE said…

John, I sent you a Message in a Bottle and threw it off the Halifax Wharf into the Atlantic Ocean. The way the current runs, it should be near the tip of South America by now and well on it's way to you. I fear, tho, if a cross drift hauls it to Europe or sadder still...a hungry whale swallows it, you'll never get it and that would break my heart. (When you're relaxing on the beach, keep an eye out for it, will you?)

What's in it? A list of the Best Fishing Spots in Canada, a piece of Nova Scotia Tartan and a sample of fresh caught "Miramichi Salmon"....Enjoy! :-)
At 4:51am on January 3, 2010, John Howard Reid said…
A splendid suggestion! I've already implemented it! For my latest published book, "Escape to Paradise and Other Poetic Fancies", I've revived my "Tom Howard" pseudonym which I haven't used since 2001! My latest book-in-progress, which I've commenced just today is "A Salute to Spanish Poetry: 100 Masterpieces from Spain and Latin America" rendered into English verse. But for this one, I intend to use my real triple-barrel name!
At 2:29am on January 3, 2010, DEANNA MORE said…
Happy New Year, John. I googled you and I am impressed with your numerous accomplishments. Here's a suggestion you might find fun to do. Why don't you wipe the slate clean, chuck the past and start anew?

Get a Pen Name ( ALEX PENWORTH would be nice)..and try your hand at something completely different. (Romance Novelist or rewriting the Alphabet maybe? ?) You're so talented, I'm sure you can think of something.

ME? I hope to spend time in a CONVENT so I can enjoy the Solitary Confinement deemed necessary to be a Cloistered Nun and rid myself of worldly nuisances. Then in between kneeling and praying, I can write, write, write.

Have a great and prosperous 2010, John. Cheers, Deanna :-)
At 2:04am on December 31, 2009, John Howard Reid said…
Counting birthdays backwards? What a good idea! I'll use in my current book!

All my best!

At 12:00am on December 31, 2009, DEANNA MORE said…
Hi John. Thanks for becoming my friend. You realize, of course, being my pal et al, you'll be invited to all my Tupper Ware Parties and my annual "TEA ON THE GREEN"...( a get-together of various writers in the area, sipping King Cole Tea and eating crumpets on my lawn, down by the river.) It's a Whale of a Party and I hope you can come. Also, in 2010, I'll celebrate my 15th Birthday, (only because I started counting backwards years ago). Party hats and whistles will be provided.

Have a nice day, John.... Hugs, Deanna :-)
At 3:30am on December 27, 2009, John Kremer said…
Welcome to the Book Marketing Network. Join in some discussions, post a blog or video, schedule an event, make some friends. I think you'll enjoy it here.

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