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Ann K. Howley

Ann K. Howley is the author of the award-winning memoir, Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad. She is a regular contributor to Pittsburgh Parent Magazine and her essays have appeared in publications nationwide, including Bicycle Times Magazine, skirt! Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, LA Reader, The Inkwell, and others. In 2016 and 2015, she won the First Place Prize for Nonfiction in the Pennwriters Writing Contest.

A wife and mom, Ann resides in Pennsylvania. Although she is an avid runner, hiker and biker, she still can't keep up with her uber-athletic husband or her dog, who is about 90 in dog years.

A Note From Ann K. Howley

4 Star Review!
 
Reviewed By Jessyca Garcia for Readers’ Favorite

I thought Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad by Ann K. Howley was hilarious. Howley tells tales of her upbringing with her deeply religious parents. Then she later explains how all her good deeds seem to go bad. After reading Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad, I believe that Howley’s motto in life should be “No good deed goes unpunished.”

Overall, Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad is a pretty quick read. The chapters in the book are divided into funny events that occurred in Howley’s life. My favorite story was the Frisbee incident. The story actually made me spit out my coffee because I could not help but laugh. I also think that Howley is a very brave person because a loose snake in the house would cause me to burn the house down. I am curious to know where the snake was eventually found.

I found all her stories funny and unique. A few I could even relate to myself, such as living with strict parents. I was amazed that her parents let her travel to a different country alone at a young age. Of course, the world was a little safer back then. I think Howley has led a very interesting life. I admire her for having such a good heart and attempting to do good deeds. Her story about what happened at the bus station surprised me. I would never have done that. I enjoyed reading about her life and recommend this book to anyone who has had a good deed backfire on them.

Confessions of a Do-Gooder Gone Bad - 3rd place category winner at The Authors Zone Book Awards!

My mother told me her hairdresser called to tell her how funny my book was and was laughing so hard she could barely speak!

A friend told me someone interruputed her during a kickboxing class to thank her for recommending my book. I love hearing that!

 
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Confessions of A Do-Gooder Gone Bad is a wry, humorous coming of age memoir about a well-intentioned “problem child” raised by conservative, evangelical Christian parents in Southern California during the Sixties and Seventies.  As s...
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A Peek Into the Life of Ann K. Howley

Your is worth writing about!

Your is worth writing about!
Had a great time at the Local Authors Event at Barnes & Noble. I enjoy meeting authors and readers.

Had a great time at the Local Authors Event at Barnes & Noble. I enjoy meeting authors and readers.
I laughed my head off when these readers sent me this picture!

I laughed my head off when these readers sent me this picture!
WINNER! Authors Zone Book Awards October 16, 2014

WINNER! Authors Zone Book Awards October 16, 2014

Visit Ann K. Howley's website: http://annkhowley.com

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My fun interview with Fiona McVie! Yes, I used to wear dorky, double-knot polyester clothes when I met rock stars at The Record Plant. Good heavens.

http://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/here-is-my-interview-with-ann-k-howley/comment-page-1/

 

Laughter is my survival instinct! Enjoy my interview with Lucy Walton-Lange for Female First Magazine.

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/books/confessions-of-a-do-gooder-gone-bad-ann-k-howley-549135.html

 

Many thanks to Caleb Pirtle and Venture Galleries for showcasing my book!

http://venturegalleries.com/blog/authors-showcase-confessions-gooder-gone-bad-ann-k-howley/

 

Delighted to be featured on The Edible Bookshelf! Enjoy my post on "Why Write a Memoir When You Can Make Everything Up?"

http://theediblebookshelf.blogspot.com/2014/10/guest-post-ann-k-howley.html#.VDRB0_ldWSo





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