There is nothing harder than trying to write the bio for another person. Although, I expect that Howen would be an absolute magician of writing one for another person. Because that's what he does. He takes words and crafts them into these incredible stories dripping with metaphor and gravitas. He also has the skill of looking beneath a person or situation and seeing what is actually there.
His writing is deeply personal and generous. He gives of himself through his writing and nothing inspires him more than the daily journey's of other people. It was seeing anonymous struggles in the heady world of Tumblr that inspired him to start Advice Fortune Cookie, and he continues to give his time and words to this project and his personal ones.
He is currently working on novel that follows the ups and downs of a young man in the dating world which may or may not be drawing on autobiographical inspiration.