Author Archives: Michelle L. Johnson

About Michelle L. Johnson

Agent with Inklings Literary Agency, Author, and occasional wannabe comedienne. Firm believer in all things caffeinated. Represented by Jamie Bodnar Drowley.

Writers’ Conference


Last September I went to my first writers’ conference. I had the good fortune of running into a former classmate from a memoir writing class I had taken at The Muse, who I hadn’t seen for a few months. Jennifer.

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Win one of our books! Contest Alert!


We’ve really done it! Thanks to the America’s Got Stories contest from Koehler Books, we’ve been published! As you read in Jennifer’s post, I got my books first. Drove down to the Barnes & Noble, met some of the other … Continue reading

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Face to face one last time


I just began to write a post for this week and realized I haven’t posted about our last face-to-face meeting!

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Anchors Up!


Looks like the dreaded move is almost upon us. When Jennifer and I looked at the calendar today, we could hardly believe it. Next week is our last meeting. Face to face that is. She’s moving away. Not to worry! … Continue reading

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Shiratake Noodles – A.K.A. The Stinky Noodles


Memoir writing is tough. Every chapter is its own unique emotional wringer. Jennifer and I have a (rather unique) way of combating this, and though the silly hats definitely take the edge off, the cooking and having fun in the … Continue reading

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A Week in Vegas


A week in Vegas was just what the doctor ordered, but coming back and not having any of my writing finished has me in a bit of a tailspin. Don’t get me wrong – I am not complaining! But when … Continue reading

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Thrift Shopping


This week we decided to take our show on the road. We walked down to the boardwalk and had lunch on the patio on 10th Street. Jennifer had the most delicious looking chicken salad sandwich. I had a hamburger. Minus … Continue reading

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Contests – My Secret Addiction


I have to admit, I am a contest addict. I believe it began with a box of Weetabix cereal back in the early 70’s. They used to have a contest entry form on the back of every box – to … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Elders


I am often amazed at the steps in life that lead a person to one place or another.  Jennifer and I made a decision today that will hopefully affect many people in a positive way. I thought I would share … Continue reading

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Tap Recital Fun


It was my turn last Thursday to be the Paparazzi for Jennifer when it was her moment in the spotlight. She is in a tap dancing class with a group who volunteers to go around to retirement communities and perform. … Continue reading

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