Johnnie Bernhard 

A former AP English teacher and journalist, Johnnie Bernhard’s passion is reading and writing. Her work(s) have appeared in the following publications: University of Michigan Graduate Studies Publications, Heart of Ann Arbor Magazine, Houston Style Magazine, World Oil Magazine, The Suburban Reporter of Houston, The Mississippi Press, The Ocean Springs Record, University of South Florida Area Health Education Magazine, Parent Guide of Sarasota, Fl. ISD, the international Word Among Us, Gulf Coast Writers Association Anthologies, and the Cowbird-NPR production on small town America. Her entry, “The Last Mayberry,” received over 7,500 views, nationally and internationally. She is also the co-editor of several anthologies for the Houston Writers Guild. Her novel, A Good Girl received top ten finalist recognition in the 2015 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, one of America’s leading literary competitions. She received the 2016 runner-up in the essay category for the Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition. A Good Girl is set for publication in spring 2017 by Texas Review Press, a member of the Texas Book Consortium: Texas State Historical Association Press, Texas Christian University Press, University of North Texas Press, State House/McWhiney Press, Stephen F. Austin State University Press, and Southern Methodist University Press. For more about A Good Girl, please visit the author’s web site at Johnnie and her husband reside in a 19th Century cottage surrounded by ancient oak trees and a salt water marsh near the Mississippi Sound. They share that delightful space with their dog, Lily, and cat, Poncho.
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