Interview with Dawn Johnston

When did you first start writing?
I started the initial manuscript in 2010 And it took two years to complete. I kept getting frustrated, would tire easily and thought who would want to read about brain impairment.
What's the story behind your latest book?
What a jerk I was. How I lived a hard, fast life, had no inkling of the theories of love, compassion and empathy. How I was brought to me knees in a moment. And my five years before I was correctly diagnosed.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to put Gods perspective in a way that people will understand it. and to shoot pictures of the light that show that.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me, literally. I have Google Analytics, so I am able to see where my readers are coming from. I am still amazed that I have readers in over 65 countries now. I think that everyone wants to know what our purpose is here on earth. Why we're here. The meaning of why we're here. I help to explain that in my postings. Along with pictures and music to tell the story, to help you understand.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me, literally. I have Google Analytics, so I am able to see where my readers are coming from. I am still amazed that I have readers in over 65 countries now. I think that everyone wants to know what our purpose is here on earth. Why we're here. The meaning of why we're here. I help to explain that in my postings. Along with pictures and music to tell the story, to help you understand.
What are you working on next?
Cataloging my photographs for my first cocktail table book.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Gods infinite love for me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Yoga, meditation, bible study. Being in the light.
What is your writing process?
I write from the heart, I'm being led somehow. I can't really explain it.
How do you approach cover design?
The book cover is a photo I didn't shoot. You see, I am also a photographer. This day, I was in Alabama, running the beach, listening to music. the camera was not on. Later that night, I found it on my phones camera roll. while I was running, I asked God to give me a sign if this was what I was supposed to do. I got the message I needed.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The blog, iforgettoremember.com. But it took two years to get there. Nothing great ever comes quickly.
Describe your desk
My heart
How can you help others with a brain impairment.
To understand that "normal" people are going to be weird about it. That's their problem, not yours. I always say that homeless people are Gods angels. And I also think brain impaired people are Gods "detectives." It's cool to be "in cognito". And have people think we don't understand. Because we really do. more so.
Published 2014-12-20.
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Books by This Author

I Forget to Remember
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
I was a jerk. living the fast life with no compassion, empathy or understanding of what life's true purpose was all about. This book is my true story of what happened to me. Through a series of events I came back a different person. Now I travel in my van helping others and photographing the light that I see. I started a blog about my travels in 2012 and it's now read in over 65 countries.