On Tour 03/10/22-04/20/22 ”Helping Howard” by Sally Schloss

Release Date:
October 1, 2021

About The Book:

Helping Howard explores the fraught lifetime marriage of a straight older man, his younger gay wife and the daughter that survives them. 

An anti-romantic romance, this book tells the tale of the The Author who awakens Howard into consciousness in order to become her accomplice in figuring out what happens next. Their ongoing dialogue pushes the story forward through quarrelsome, humorous, psychological cliffhangers. Playing with, and exposing, the creative process adds another dimension to the narrative as The Author creates a relationship with her main character, which in turn, reflects on who she is.  

Helping Howard is about people struggling with understanding their own barriers to achieving and sustaining intimacy. It’s a complex story of human longing and unmet desire. 

About The Author:

Sally Schloss was born in Brooklyn, New York and has been a short story writer most of her life, published, unpublished, and award winning. She lives in Nashville, TN where she previously wrote articles for the music industry and the Nashville Arts Magazine. By day she is an English Communications Coach for International Executives and an Editor,  by night she writes. Helping Howard is her debut novel. 


Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WriterSallySchloss

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sally_schloss/

Book Blurbs: 

From the moment the Author hustles Howard out of bed and into the kitchen to make breakfast, we know we’re on a literary adventure like no other. The Author wants her story; Howard wants to understand who he is and what he’s done with his one wild and precious life. By turns comic, poignant, lacerating and profound, HELPING HOWARD probes the complex and ever-changing nature of love, and seeks to understand, in the deepest way possible, the ties that bind. Schloss has written a remarkable story; hers is a nimble, inventive and wholly original voice. —Kitty Zeldis, author of Not Our Kind

What a gorgeous novel!  Romantic, deeply humane, astonishingly clever and moving – this is a love story between author and character that continually makes one gasp, even as it delivers great truths.  Thank you, Sally Schloss, for writing it. —Bonnie Friedman, bestselling author of Writing Past Dark

In Sally Schloss’s insightful and engrossing novel, an Author writes a novel while regularly checking in with its real-life titular character. Howard is a kind and singularly tolerant man who has greatly compromised himself within his marriage. He nervously waits as the Author unveils each new phase of his life. Their ongoing conversation affords Howard—and the reader—a unique chance to see how his choices have at once enriched and undermined him. Schloss’s writing is meticulous. —Patricia Grossman, author of Radiant Daughter.

For those of you who delve into transactional dynamics as a profession this book is a fascinating must read. The characters engage in the all too typical tendencies of repeating the same patterns of behavior, thoughts, and feelings with their inevitable undesirable outcomes. The book sympathetically dramatizes how these underlying negative core beliefs affect these characters’ lives over the course of their thirty-five-year marriage. —Robert Pazulinec Ed.D. Licensed Psychologist

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