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Greetings! You’ve landed on the website of writer Rachel Howard. I’m an author, journalist, dance critic, and writing teacher. However, I’m not a web designer (hence the circa 2005 site design—the pink is getting a little old). I’m also not much...

To hear the latest episode of “This American Life” with my interview with Ira Glass as the introduction, click here. To read more about my book about my father’s murder, click here or here.

On the Radio

I’ve been interviewed by Ira Glass for the radio show This American Life. The theme for the week is “How to Rest in Peace,” and Ira talked with me about living with the fact of my father’s unsolved murder, which I wrote...

I’ll be reading this Thursday at “Inside Storytime” at the Rickshaw Stop in Hayes Valley, which I haven’t seen yet but understand is a very cool venue. Here’s the scoop: GENERATIONS on November 16th, 7 – 9 pm...

The Carol Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation announced yesterday that they’re offering a $5,000 reward for information that could lead to closing the unsolved murder of my father, Stan Howard. The 20th anniversary of his stabbing in...

First Ever Grotto Works

“The Lost Night” is coming out in paperback June 26, and I’m in good company at my place of work, the SF Writers Grotto, where no fewer than eight of our members have books hitting the shelves this spring and summer. We’re...

An early copy of “The Lost Night’s” paperback edition arrived the other night, and setting eyes on it for the first time, I was very pleased. You can see the new cover design here, but what you can’t tell from a JPeg is...

Check this out: my memoir “The Lost Night” is a November/December issue pick in Bookmarks Magazine: “Howard, an arts writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, delivers a stunning debut. Forgoing the true-crime treatment, Howard...

Back in San Francisco and powering through one more reading tonight, at 7 p.m., at the Borders on Union Square. Then I get a break from the readings for a bit–and you faithful blog readers get a break from hearing about the memoir...