Careful-ish is Honey Parker’s first novel, but not her first written words. She’s often surprised to find she has co-authored several business books. She’s also written and sold several screenplays which, as per Hollywood tradition, are circling various levels of that place known as Development Hell. A veteran advertising writer and creative director for big agencies in New York and Los Angeles, she eventually co-founded her own creative shop in Park City, Utah. Somewhere in the middle of all that, Honey began doing standup comedy in clubs and on TV, and won the coveted title of Funniest Person In Advertising. (That title came with neither a sash nor cash. Sadly. But she was good enough that a famous late-night comedian “borrowed” one of her jokes.)
Honey is married to her best friend and business partner, Blaine Parker. Or, as Honey’s father refers to him, “The man who took her off the market.” In their spare time, Honey & Blaine run an ad agency, speak to small-business owners around the globe about profitable branding, and co-host the weekly podcast, CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit. As the most amateur of athletes, they’ve raced together in full and half marathons and triathlons. Honey’s other “accomplishments” include being a performer at various Club Med locations around the world, sailing in the North American Fireball Championships despite the fact she cannot sail, and sparring with the World Female Boxing champ, a feat for which Honey is most proud that she neither bled nor cried.
Honey is currently based in Park City, Utah where life could be much, much worse.