About The Author

Howard Moon had a career in broadcasting and writing for most of his working life.  He also had a column in the Ocala Star Banner for a number of years.

Howard is a Florida poet, author and speaker. He suffered a stroke/brain injury in 2012 and again in 2019. The strokes left him disabled and with a mental illness. He also lost some of his vision in his left eye.

His grandfather was born on a Fox reservation. Howard identifies as Native/BIPOC.

Many of his poems reflect his struggle with mental illness and his Native heritage.

He is available as a speaker on the importance of Telling Your Story, mental illness, living with a mental illness, living with a disability, being part Native and part white, and related issues. He also speaks about the laws regarding service animals.

As a poet  he is available to do poetry readings.

Howard is retired but continues to write essays, non-fiction, fiction and poetry.  He lives in central Florida with his wife Holly and his Service Dog Maggie.