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Vicki Johnson has had a distinguished career in public service, working 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 and educated as a first-generation student at Smith College and Emory Law School, and she’s now pursuing her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in a historic log cabin in West Virginia with her daughter, two cats, and two dogs.

Represented by: Zoe Sandler, Literary Agent, ICM Partners, 65 E. 55th St., New York, NY 10022 zsandler@icmpartners.com

2021-23 Student, Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

2021 Wait List, Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices – YA Category.

2020 Mentee, #PBChat Picture Book Mentorship Program with Christian Trimmer, Editorial Director of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.

2020 Finalist, We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program – MG CategoryIMG_2355

2018 Recipient, Individual Artist Professional Development Grant, from the WV Division of History and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, approved by the WV Commission on the Arts.

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

2012 – Present, Member SCBWI, Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia Chapter.

2011 Winner, NaNoWriMo.

Erstwhile drummer.

Life-long veg and friend to all animals.

Please connect on twitter @vickijohnson, on instagram @vickijohnsonwrites or on Facebook.

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