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A Signed Book Giveaway in May 2020!

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I am now working with a marketing company to create buzz for my published work!

The first contest to drum up awareness of, and interest in, my work is contest to choose your favorite book cover out of the four books I’m currently promoting: “Mental (a novel), “Dandelions (a poem for children and their parents),” “Disaster and Harmony (a poetry collection),” and “Cosmogony (a long poem in rhyme and meter).” Three winners will be chosen at random to win a signed copy of each book. An image of each cover can be found below:

I painted the cover art for “Mental” and “Dandelions” in my art room, so I’m secretly hoping that you guys think one of these two covers is the best!

You will also have a chance to follow me on Goodreads, Pinterest and Facebook after you choose your favorite cover, so please visit these sites! I have…

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“Disaster and Harmony: 2000-2019 (2019),” A Poetry Collection

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“What is risk when this is all we have–

the houred day,

the finite span of years,

consciousness of aging

and sure death beyond.

I would rather make risk my lover…”

Disaster and Harmony: A Poetry Collection, 2001-2019

Disaster and Harmony(2019) is full of poems that deal with personal struggle, difficult relationships, true love(s), searching for peace, and finding joy despite chaos and pain. These poems were composed between the years 2001-2019 and are randomly arranged.

Johnston writes frankly about deep depressions, marriage and family, being in love, beginnings and endings, taking joy in little and big things, and personal growth.

This is her third book of poetry. Johnston recently publishedDandelions(2019), a long poem about the wonders of a childhood spent in Nature andCosmogony(2019), a rhyming and metered poem about the natural world and one girl’s place in it. She is also the author…

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“Dandelions (2019),” A Poem For Children and Their Parents

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“Instead of little boys, dandelions had

come out to play, their furry heads

swaying to flower music and their tiny

leaves waving him a hello…”

—Dandelions (2019)

Dandelions(2019) will be a delight for anyone interested in the simple joys of childhood. Charlie Taylor is a little boy who believes adventure will always be found around the next corner. He inadvertently discovers one of Nature’s secrets in the field where he normally plays with his friends, and then hurries home to share this new knowledge with his mother.

Told in vivid, modern stanzas,Dandelionsis a gently unfolding tale about the innocence of childhood and the wonders of Nature. Setting this story in rural Spring, TX, where Johnston grew up, allowed her to create a lovely, realistic yet magical backdrop to this long poem.

This is Johnston’s third book of poetry. She is also the author ofCosmogony(2019), a…

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“Cosmogony (2019),” A Poem in Rhyme & Meter

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“Stretched upon the cream velvet sky,

I watched a soft violet glow press nigh

against all below as first dawn;

it was I who silenced Earth’s yawn….”

Cosmogony (2019)

Cosmogony(2019) is a rhyming and metered poem that came to Johnston during a hurricane and subsequent flood in Spring, TX, her hometown, in 1994. In this tale, the major forces of Nature in turn tell their origin stories to a dreamy seventeen year old girl on a Galveston, TX beach and she spins their words into her own tentative life philosophies.

This poem, exactingly created in a sort of time vacuum when the natural world around her was on center stage, is a great example of her early ability to transfuse beauty and hope into her writing.

Readers familiar with Johnston’s 2018 release ofMental, a novel which focuses on one woman’s determination to be whole and happy…

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“Mental (2018),” A Novel

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“But all the chartreuse buds on the new spring branches are also the brown crispy leaves that blow to the ground in the fall. It’s natural. It’s the way life works…”

–Chapter Sixteen, Mental

Mental (2018), which took 23 years to complete, is based on Johnston’s late teens and early twenties in the 1990s in Texas. Weaving journalistic scrutiny with magic realism, Mental draws upon a broad set of themes, all of which reveal why one young woman’s emergence from childhood to take responsibility for her life was belated.

Told by identical twin narrators in three parts,Mentaldelves deeply into the inner workings of the psyche to achieve a hard won happy ending, leaving the reader with the suggestion that it is one’s attitude that directs one’s fate. Drawing upon Buddhist wisdom and with a strong foundation in the natural world,Mental‘s subject matter may at times be…

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