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JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED
* Crime Thriller *
Author: Preston Howard & Anne Howard
Genre: Noir Crime Thriller
bombastic and narcissistic president, and three corrupt Austin police
officers whom he represented and saved from capital murder charges and
execution ten years before. After his wife divorces him and his drinking
reaches gargantuan proportions, Howard’s thoughts turn to murderous
impulses as the only way he can stamp out one, or both of his fixations.
Howard and his co-author, daughter Anne Howard, tell the story, often
with hilarious observations, of compulsion, addiction, love, and in the
end, the search for justice.
“I thought Preston Howard’s first book was terrific, but Justice
Delayed is Justice Denied is a home run! One of the best books I’ve read
in years.” – John P. Davis, Knoxville, Tennessee
“Preston Howard’s writing and insights into politics and the legal
system keep getting better and better. Justice Delayed is hilarious and
on point!” – Amy Margulies, Austin, Texas
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Interview with the Author
What initially got you interested in writing?
In my college freshman English class at the University of Tennessee (Harvard of the South, don’t ya know), I made the only A in the class and realized that I had a knack for writing. In my career, I wrote three professional books about police unions. When I retired and my wife told me I’d better do something to quit bothering her all the time, I turned to writing novels. Boy, my wife sure has a knack for knowing what’s best for me!
What drew you to writing these specific genres?
My first novel, The Sheltering Palms, could be best described as a fictional autobiography. In the current book, Justice Delayed is Justice Denied, I changed gears and wrote a crime thriller. I so liked the protagonist (and my pseudonym Preston Howard), that I extended his life in this novel for at least another tall tale of his escapades and misadventures.
What genres do you write in?
I’m not locked into any particular genre. In fact, my third novel will be about a police strike, which will be a departure from the other two novels.
How did you break into the field?
During my career, I lucked into writing the first book about police unions and became a hot commodity in the field. And that was before I knew s**t about shinola. After retiring, I saw many old folks who sat around waiting to die; and that didn’t work for me. So like Elizabeth Warren, I had a plan for that….Spend my time writing novels!
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
A common theme runs through both novels: many people stray from the honorable path for many reasons, like drugs, alcoholism, infidelity, poor decisions, or crime, But in the end, anyone can pull themselves up from their bootstraps, do the right thing, and redeem themselves.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Finishing the novel and knowing that it’s of a high quality so people will read and enjoy it.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
The hardest part for me was developing a storyline that will hold the reader’s interest and make sense. Once those goals have been met, the process of writing the words has been relatively easy.
What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?
Have a creative mind, have enough life experience to draw from, and discipline yourself to sit down and put words into a story.
What type of books do you enjoy reading?
My reading interests are varied. I have recently completed John Fowles The Magus, Nelson DeMille’s superb novels about Viet Nam—-Badge of Honor and Upcountry, Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, and The Crowded Hour by Clay Risen about Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. Teddy lived his life to its fullest…a real hero to me.
Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?
I am a somewhat modest fellow, but here goes. I enjoy movies, hiking, travel, hanging out with my extended family, and of all things…playing bridge!
What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?
I am on Facebook: Preston Howard Author. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. My website/blog is prestonhowardauthor.com
lawyer, where he represented law enforcement officers not only in Texas
but across the country. As a renowned expert, he spoke at meetings and
conferences about topical labor law issues not only in the United
States, but in other countries as well. He now lives in Hot Springs,
Arkansas, where he spends his time writing novels.
His first book, “The Sheltering Palms,” was highly praised. One
reviewer said, “…had me hooked right from the start.” Another person
wrote, “…storytelling at its best.”His latest effort, “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied,” tracks his
struggles with retirement: a divorce from his wife, alcoholism, and
thoughts of murder either of the president or three corrupt police
offices he represented ten years before. As he wrestles with these
concerns, he also dips his foot into the dating scene, meeting an
attractive senior lady. As in his first novel, Preston Howard’s
observations about the human condition are hilarious and on point.