Interview with Dawn Johnston

When did you first start writing?
I started the initial manuscript in 2010 And it took two years to complete.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, I Remember to Forget, gives insightful, sometimes funny stories of the benefits of having a brain impairment. I have found my gift. I share my travels, my messages and my insight into brain impairment.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to put onto paper what is happening in my head. Mostly the frustrations, the fears and the day to day problems I must overcome.
What do your fans mean to you?
A lot. The blog has reached over 125,000 people. Since June 2nd, six short weeks ago. There is not a lot of material written on brain injuries, impairments, concussions etc. I give practical insightful tips to both those living with it and those people around them.
What are you working on next?
A book on unconditional love
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
God, the beauty of a new day, good coffee and exercise
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Mostly outside. I travel frequently and the ocean is where I am most comfortable. I love to exercise, either by running, biking and swimming. I also love yoga
What is your writing process?
I write from the heart
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. I didn't realize I took this shot. You can't explain it. It was cloudy. I was asking God what my purpose was.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The blog, iforgettoremember.com
Describe your desk
There isn't one
How can you help others with a brain impairment.
The book is written in James Patterson short style chapters. I have intentionally left a lot of "white space" so that others with a brain impairment can write what they go through. And share it with those they love
Published 2013-09-09.
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Books by This Author

I Forget to Remember
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Living with a brain impairment, my funny, sometimes sad, insightful account of what happened to me, how it changed my life, for the better, and the insights I can share to fully understand what we go through, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This book is written in short chapters, allowing readers to input their own stories, struggles and to help those who love them understand.