Howard Feigenbaum

Howard Feigenbaum
Bio

I have been a writer for most of my life. Or, maybe I’ve been a storyteller. It’s hard to know for sure. In the fifth grade, a poem, my first published work, Ethan Allen and the Green Boys, appeared in the school newspaper. After that, there was no stopping me. I still write poetry. Two of my poems were judged Best of Show in the Diamond Valley Arts Council’s Festival of the Arts. In high school, I was an award-winning journalist, winning first place in the Los Angeles International Airport Journalism Contest and A Day in the Nave Journalism Contest. I also served as the newspaper’s Feature Editor, a position I used to poke fun at authority, or as we literary types like to say, write satire. In 2008, I wrote a children’s book, We’re All Nuts!, the story of a peanut who learns he’s not a nut at all, but a legume. The book received a glowing review in The Therapist, the magazine of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I had stumbled into the depths of the human mind. Whoa!

Benny Goldfarb, Private “I”, a detective, romance, travel, and cuisine novel, appeared in 2014. The kidnap and extortion story takes us from a carwash in Los Angeles to Colombia and back again. There’s a little hanky-panky in there, too, for those who like that sort of thing. Home Stretch, published in 2015, the second book in the Benny Goldfarb series, begins with a racehorse swindle. We travel through Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay before returning to Los Angeles. I guess I like South America. Oh, yes, there’s more hanky-panky. Watch this space for the next Benny Goldfarb, Private “I” installment, Hot Zone. A book of poetry, How to Cook a Turkey and Other Poems, will appear at the end of October, 2016. |full_html|I have been a writer for most of my life. Or, maybe I’ve been a storyteller. It’s hard to know for sure. In the fifth grade, a poem, my first published work, Ethan Allen and the Green Boys, appeared in the school newspaper. After that, there was no stopping me. I still write poetry. Two of my poems were judged Best of Show in the Diamond Valley Arts Council’s Festival of the Arts.

Lenka's List had the pleasure to publish this interview on: May 20th, 2017
I love stories, and I love language. Communication is one of the noblest qualities of humanity. At a young age, I found that I could express myself through writing. At first through poetry and then stories. The part I liked best was knowing I could infuse the writing with my personality. Writers, just like artists, seek to share their vision. We pass through this world once (as far as we know), and what's better than leaving behind the distillation of our thought and vision? Writing gives the individual a shot at immortality. Hallelujah!
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