The Writing On The Wall
By Marilyn Howard
Determination and Destiny Led the Way
Determined her destiny would not be the predicted path for most girls of her generation, the author portrays her youthful travel adventures, harrowing legal battles and romantic surprises. Her route winds around a semester in Italy, breaking through a glass ceiling as art director at an advertising agency, skiing in Aspen, wandering through Mexico, working in Hawaii and enjoying group houses in the Hamptons before beginning her startup and family. New territory was charted in 1970 with the founding of Creative Freelancers Inc., the first central agency for freelance commercial artists and writers. It operated in Manhattan for over 25 years and in 1997 it was the first agency on the web. A late marriage to an older, sophisticated New York man made her a mother to two of her own children and three stepdaughters. Her path as an entrepreneur is explained and suggestions are mentored from experiences. Events converge and uncanny predictions come true. This narrative nonfiction is both an exciting treasure hunt and penetrating exploration of the challenges facing business women in the 1970s and today.
About The Author
Marilyn Howard was born with an adventuresome curiosity. She followed an elusive dream that materialized. After breaking through a glass ceiling and travels, she founded Creative Freelancers Inc. and operated it for over twenty-five years in Manhattan. In 1997 it became the first agency on the web at freelancers.com. Marriage brought two children and three stepdaughters. The internet name was later sold and she currently reside in Florida.