According to Howard, anything he may know about writing for children he learned from a 750-pound pig, a flock of happy hens, and two determined Border collies. There’s often a lot going on in Howard’s New Hampshire barnyard. His first kids’ book, Hogwood Steps Out (illustrated by National Book Award–winning artist Barry Moser), was about Christopher Hogwood, a pig who first came home as a runt in a shoebox.
For adults, Howard writes about history, architecture, and preservation. He is the author of seven books, including In the Memory House, The Bones of the Earth, and most recently, Dwelling in Possibility: Searching for the Soul of Shelter, which the Boston Globe called “a wholly original meditation… that’s part observation of the contemporary built environment, part cultural history, part philosophical account, and at times something like a Whitmanian poetic survey.”
To learn more about Howard’s work, visit his website.