Ann K. Howley is a regular contributor to Pittsburgh Parent Magazine. Her articles and essays appear in publications nationwide, including Skirt Magazine, Bicycle Times, Pittsburgh-Post Gazette and the HerStories Project anthology, So Glad They Told Me – Women Get Real About Motherhood. She won the First Place Prizes for Nonfiction in the 2015 and 2016 Pennwriters Writing Contest, and won a national award from the Parenting Media Association in 2017. A popular speaker, she conducts workshops in cities across the country, and teaches community education writing courses.
Confessions of A Do-Gooder Gone Bad, a 2014 TAZ Award winner, 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.