Shelli Johnson, Writer

Well, here are the highlights about me:

  1. I’m a writer.
  2. I used to be a journalist & an editor (well, still am freelance), but now I write novels.
  3. I’m married to a fantastic guy.
  4. I have two young sons, equally as fantastic.
  5. I grew up in the Midwest, USA.
  6. I currently live in the Southern USA.
  7. I have a Bachelor’s degree in journalism & a Master’s degree in fiction writing.
  8. I worked at a major metropolitan newspaper for several years, mainly in the Sports Department.
  9. I won a Hearst National Journalism Award & two departmental Associated Press awards for my reporting.
  10. My debut novel, Small as a Mustard Seed, was awarded a grant from the Weisman Fund, was the Grand Prize Winner in the Writer’s Digest International Book Awards, & also won a Silver Medal for Literary Fiction from the Military Writers Society of America.
  11. My second novel (not yet published) got me an artist’s residency at Ragdale.
  12. I’m currently writing my third novel, a book about World War II from the point of view of the Germans.
  13. I’m a crock-pot fan.
  14. I’m a yoga enthusiast.
  15. I enjoy long-distance running.