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Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference Exhibitor 2019
KJZZ StoryFest Author 2019
Debut novelist Howard Gershkowitz’s work has appeared in print and online, in such prestigious publications as Michigan State University’s quarterly The Offbeat, and the Arizona Consortium of the Art’s Blue Guitar. Most recently, “Window on the Square” took first place honors in the 2018 Tempe, Arizona, creative writing contest, judged by Arizona State University’s Creative Writing Department.
An avid science fiction fan since childhood, he’s been inspired by the books of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clark and Ray Bradbury. He’s studied at ASU’s Piper Creative Writing Center and as well as completing numerous workshops by such renowned authors as Stephen James and Robert Dugoni.
He actively promotes diversity and racial equality in his community. For the past seven years, Howard has served as an organizer and docent for the Anne Frank national traveling exhibit, as well as the local Holocaust Education center, which features a World War II traveling rail car once employed in transport Jewish prisoners to concentration camps.
Howard has served as an investment professional for the last thirty-four years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and lives in Chandler with his wife of 40 years, Lisa, who is his most ardent supporter.