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About Howard Weinstein

Defying the odds, Howard Weinstein became a

professional writer at age 19, when he sold a script for

“The Pirates of Orion” episode to NBC’s Emmy-winning

animated Star Trek television series in 1974—while still

a college student at the University of Connecticut. He’s

gone on to be an award-winning author of 18 books,

including three New York Times-bestselling novels.

His most recent novels are Western Fictioneers Peacemaker

Award-winner Galloway's Gamble and the sequel

Galloway's Gamble 2: Lucifer & the Great Baltimore Brawl.


He is best known for four decades of contributions to the legendary Star Trek

universe—including seven Star Trek novels, 65 comic books, graphic novels, and

story-development help on the beloved movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

(the one with the whales).


Non-fiction credits include a biography of baseball superstar Mickey Mantle;

Puppy Kisses are Good for the Soul, a memoir about life with his first great Corgi,

Mail Order Annie, and how Annie’s lessons helped him become a dog trainer; and numerous articles and columns in major newspapers and magazines (including

The New York Times and Baltimore Sun).


In the competitive New York media world, Howard won American Advertising

Federation and Community Agencies Public Relations Association awards for

writing and producing radio public service campaigns for the American Diabetes Association.


He has also taught writing classes and workshops at dozens of schools,

colleges, libraries and conventions. Following his other passion, he started 

Day-One Dog Training in 1998, continuing to help central Maryland dog owners

train dogs of all ages. 

A transplanted New Yorker, Howard and his wife Susan live in Maryland with

their current Welsh Corgi Shelby (who is a very cute nutty-nut, at left). 

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