Neil Howard was born in Bangor, Maine. He attended schools in New England and joined the US Army in 1968. After completing Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in December 1969. He served in Vietnam during 1970-71, and received a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during combat. In 1973, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire, and in 1975 received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Smith College. Mr. Howard joined the faculty of Mary Washington College as an Instructor in Dramatic Arts in September 1975. He founded the Fredericksburg Summer Theatre in 1976 and served as the Producing Director until 1980.
Mr. Howard left Mary Washington College in 1980 for a position with the US Government. He has held assignments in Germany, California, Massachusetts, and Florida. In 1991, he accepted an assignment in Saudi Arabia and actively supported the military during Operation Desert Storm.  The author has written two books published by The Lighthouse Press, LLC: STUDENT BODY and HUNTER’S PREY. In addition, he has penned fifteen children’s stories, three plays, and numerous travel articles for the European Stars and Stripes and Military History Monthly, London. Currently, he is working on the third installment in the Stonewater College mystery series.
Mr. Howard resides in Gulf Breeze, Florida.