Single Parent, Writer of Fiction for Young People and Poetry, Public Servant, Former Director of Organic Farm-Based Social Enterprise Serving Appalachian Youth, Recovering Lawyer, Cabin Dweller, Friend to all Animals. #OwnVoices #LGBTQ
2020 Mentee, #PBChat Picture Book Mentorship Program
2016 Creator, 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)
Former White House staffer.
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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