Janice Elliott-Howard


J Elliott-Howard is a native of New York, New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She has had a successful career in corporate America. A divorced mother of two adult children and a grandmother of three. She enjoys photography and water color painting. She had been known to always see her glass as half-full instead of empty. She has a very interesting way of relating to people and her peers always seem to gravitate to her idealism. She has always been told that she ought to be an author based on her delivery methods of good, bad or indifferent news. She always manages to keep herself and those around centered in thought and action.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to spend time improving on my photography and spending time with my grandchildren. I have a thirst for knowledge so I'm always reading how-to books. Occasionally, I like to binge watch a wide variety of series.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Sometimes I get an email from a book retailer and other times I will hear about it from a friend. In many instances I will just jump on twitter to read about the book buzz of the day.
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Where to find Janice Elliott-Howard online

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Charlie the Hood Houdini
Charles Theodore Hood is a southern-born gentleman who lives a charmed life. He is a family man who possesses a skill set that keeps him on the wrong side of the law. He encounters people from every station in life. His mission is swindling the rich and prominent not out of necessity, but for the mystic of undermining the well-off.

Charlie The Hood Houdini

Price: $3.99 USD.
The Adventures of John, James and Jack
Three tweens meet and form a friendship. The friendship grows over time and the three are destine to be linked for the rest of their lives. Each one has a different problem but oddly enough it’s the very thing that helps them build a lasting bond. We get to know the three main characters and how they become so important to one another. They redefine friendship from a tweens perspective that only they can understand. This is the beginning of a coming of age series that will take you on a journey of John, James and Jack from teenage to adulthood.


Chapter Two - Unlocking the Hero Within
Pre-release—available June 15, 2019. Price: $5.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
One day, you awake to find that your relationship has run its course professionally. You are twenty years into this profession and you do not know anything else. How do you contemplate your next move? What is your Chapter Two?
Charlie the Hood Houdini - They Meet Again #2
Series: Charlie the Hood Houdini. Pre-release—available June 1, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Charles Theodore Hood grows restless from his forced sabbatical. The need to exercise his unique skill set erupts putting him at risk.
I Hate Him
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,420. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Brenda and Richard have a twenty-year relationship with the normal ebbs and flows. One day Brenda decides that she needs a fresh start. A start without Richard by her side. Without consideration for her current commitments, she goes off to begin again.
Thoughts in the Car - Lawless Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2017. Categories: Essay » Legal, Essay » Sociology
A collection of blog posts and podcasts reflecting the climate of the number of  law enforcement officers who kill without cause.  An analysis of the mood in America as this situation continues to perpetuate on almost a daily basis.
Communications Through A Fence - Conversations Between A Jailed Mother And Her Young Children
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,130. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Absentee parents
A young mother makes bad decisions that affect the welfare of her children. They are too young to understand why mommy behaves the way that she does. All they know is that nothing in their life is constant except disappointment. The parents do not feel remorse until their way of life is compromised.
The Adventures of John, James and Jack: Book Two - Choices
Series: The Adventures of John, James and Jack. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,620. Language: American English. Published: August 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
The trio is moving onto high school. They are physically and mentally prepared for what is about to happen. Can they handle it emotionally? The trio has decisions to make that could break the ties or tighten them. Can this cause trouble as they are all starting anew? Join me to find out.
Charlie The Hood Houdini
Series: Charlie the Hood Houdini. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,530. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Charlie masters the art of escape. The Hood Houdini has one last illusion that could cost him the ultimate price. Will you root for Charlie? Will anyone? Find out what makes Charlie tick and how he became the Hood Houdini.
Thoughts in the Car - Political Corner Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » White house
A collection of blog posts and podcasts reflecting the climate of the 2016 Presidential Election Campaign. 
How I Wish I Had My Mother - A Daughter's Story
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,460. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Parenting / parent & adult child, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Elder care
This is a story of a woman missing the guidance, friendship and closeness of her mother.
Being A Grandmother
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,440. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Grandparenting, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Parenting / child rearing
In these pages share my journey of the ups and downs of being a grandmother. Here is where I tell all the good, the bad, and the ugly of the job that many of us are drafted into at some point during middle-age.
The Adventures of John, James and Jack: Book One
Series: The Adventures of John, James and Jack. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,800. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
This is the beginning of the series that will take you on a journey of John, James and Jack from teenage to adulthood. Join me in getting to know them in this first installment.
The Confidant Tells
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,590. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Three short stories about friendships, relationships, adultery, deception and how the characters handle each situation while having one link to connect them all in the story teller. Dominica and Dragon meet by chance but is it worth it in the end? Robert and Amy look happy from a far. Josephina and Casper have a relationship that all their friends want in theory.

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Smashwords book reviews by Janice Elliott-Howard

  • The Witch Who Stole The Pink on Aug. 07, 2015

    This was a very cute story to read to my granddaughter. We enjoyed discovering the problem and clapped at the happy ending. She wanted me to read it again and I will at bedtime on her next visit. Thank you.
  • Diary of a Human Target (Book One) - Tainted Youth on Oct. 21, 2017

    Yvonne finds no happiness within or outside of her family. I understand that teenagers are full of despair but this character takes it to a new level. She needs a hug. There are more sad moments then funny ones. This book is the essences of what being bullied feels like. I did enjoy it.