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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 16 books,

including three New York Times-bestselling novels.

His most recent novel is Galloway's Gamble, a 2018

Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award-winner as

Best First Western Novel.


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 bio 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

excellence, 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 media conventions. And, following his other passion, he started Day-One Dog Training in 1998, continuing to serve central Maryland dog owners with group puppy classes and private house-call training for dogs of all ages. 

A transplanted New Yorker, Howard and his wife Susan live in Elkridge, Maryland with their current Welsh Corgi Shelby (who is a very cute nutty-nut). 

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