Vicki Johnson is a single parent and a longtime public servant. She’s worked in national Democratic and LGBTQ politics, in the White House, and as education director of an award-winning nonprofit serving Appalachian youth, but her favorite job ever was veterinary assistant. Vicki was raised in rural Georgia, educated as a first-generation student at Smith College and Emory Law School, and currently lives in an historic log cabin in West Virginia with her daughter, two cats, and two dogs. She’s also a first-semester student at Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults.
Represented by: Zoe Sandler, Literary Agent, ICM Partners, 65 E. 55th St, New York, NY 10022, firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Mentee, #PBChat Picture Book Mentorship Program with Christian Trimmer, Editorial Director of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.
2016 Founder, CABIN READS, a recurring literary event between the mountains and the river in WV. #cabinreadsWV
2014 Nominee, Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work, SCBWI Annual Conference, Los Angeles
2014 Runner Up, Annual Fiction Writing Contest, Southern Breeze Chapter, SCBWI.
2014 Recipient, Hambidge Center Creative Residency (Fall)
2011 Winner, NaNoWriMo.
Life-long veg and friend to all animals.
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Contact me at avjohnson at gmail
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