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Tales Out Of School available in Kindle as well as print format.


Medium Woman's Tale Front CoverMakes a great gift for a working woman.

Kristina Lansing is a Harvard-educated MBA employed as an executive for the Boston Bobcats, a professional baseball team. As the lone woman in management she struggles to prove herself daily, even though—or maybe because—her family owns the team. To complicate matters, she becomes involved with their 'ace' pitcher due to become a free agent at the end of the season. Shareholders, the media, other players, and rumors of trades produce an atmosphere where business, sports, romance, and family collide in a quagmire of corporate in-fighting. Can Kristina find the skills to succeed? Or will she succumb to the many emotions she feels as a woman?


ISBN  978-1-60076-334-2

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Small Psych Office Front Cover             Makes a great gift for a teenager…

Third Place – New England Chapter - Romance Writers of America Readers Choice Bean Pot Award

Finalist – Award of Excellence – Colorado Romance Writers

At fourteen, Melissa has more than her share of teenage troubles. Sandwiched between her mother’s lewd live-in boyfriend and an insensitive math teacher, she struggles to find an outlet for her pain. Even her best friend fails her. Turning her anger inward leads her to counseling. With the help of psychologists, both public and private, Melissa finds not only herself, but a cute and lovable guy along the way. For the first time Shirley Ann Howard takes her signature social issues TALES series to the young adult world. Peppered with humor in the midst of despair, she captures readers with unforgettable characters and poetic language. Edgy and engaging, Tales Out Of The Psych Office will speak to adults as well as kids.

ISBN  1-60076-321-9     Click here to order


Great Gift Idea for a mother

Second Place – Heart of Excellence Award

Third Place – The Lories – Best Published Award

TALES FROM HOME is the sequel to TALES OUT OF SCHOOL and shows us Sandy’s greatest challenge yet. The saga of Sandy and Lenny continues through twenty years of domesticity. Flashbacks take us on a journey of life challenges: parenthood, power, and of course, true love. Even with money and a live-in housekeeper, Sandy has to find herself yet again.


ISBN 1-60076-171-2     Click here to order


“In her third novel, TALES FROM HOME, Shirley Ann Howard captures readers with a realistic portrayal of characters and a lyrical use of language uniquely her own.”
~Jane Sarah Staffier, M.L.S.,  M.F.A.

Author and Illustrator, www.BostonArtBoutique.com


Web Cover TOOCMakes a great gift for a teacher or a student teacher…

Tales Out Of College is the prequel to Shirley Ann Howard’s Tales Out Of School and chronicles three years leading up to Sandra Scott’s first full-time teaching position. The College Tales portray Sandy in a variety of roles: editor of Boston University’s student-run newspaper, reporter for the Boston Herald, and student teacher beset with self-doubt. We see the germination of her red-hot, yet tension-filled relationship with Lenny Bachenweiler, a brilliant and sexy graduate student. Sandy knows what she wants—a fulfilling career and true love—and we know from The School Tales that she doesn’t give up easily.

ISBN  1-60076-134-8   Click here to order



“A charming prequel to TALES OUT OF SCHOOL that returns to Sandra Scott’s college days as a feisty reporter for Boston University’s student newspaper, a time of change and challenge, and the start of a captivating romance with her handsome biochemist. Howard weaves an enjoyable tale with a fresh, new prospective.”

~Dolores Stewart Riccio, author of CIRCLE OF FIVE and CHARMED CIRCLE


“Shirley Ann Howard brings a refreshing, sophisticated voice to the realm of romance unlike any other. TALES OUT OF COLLEGE is a wonderful story full of twists and curves that make the novel absolutely compelling. I highly recommend this read to everyone and can’t wait to read more from this talented writer.”



image001A great gift for a teacher…

Tales Out Of School features Sandra Scott, a first-year English teacher in search of self and love in an unclear world. She faces the challenge of teaching reading, writing, and respect to a hundred fifty marginally receptive teenagers beset with issues of drugs, personal relations, and domestic abuse. She has a passionate relationship with her wealthy, sexy boyfriend, a Ph.D. candidate in biochemistry at Boston University. The intimacy they enjoy is precious and beautiful, yet fraught with many tensions as well. She has a very ill father and an opinionated mother. By teaching others Sandy learns to deal with her insecurity, her career, and the significant people in her life. Follow her through her tales of joy, misery, confusion, and adventure both in and out of school.

ISBN  9798405606880     Click here to order



“Howard’s gentle touch eases the reader into a heartwarming story.”

~Shirley Jump, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


TALES OUT OF SCHOOL is an eye-opening and exciting journey for everyone who has ever worked with students. This novel inspires and entertains; it will invoke intersections between our hearts and minds. Truly, a gem of a book.”

~Luke W. Reynolds, Author of A NEW MAN and INSIDE OUT AND OUTSIDE IN


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