Bicycle rider. Horse rider. Harley rider. Truck driver and back again.
MFA & Winner UCLA Extension Short Fiction
English as a second language teacher: Brazil and Poland.
Family: two truck drivers off-the-road, 2 horses, 12 goats, 3 dogs, 1 cat.
Memories of a Female Trucker is written from the cab of an eighteen-wheeler where Johnson lived for five years. The gist of the book takes place within the schism of the lush life of the 1950s and the rebellion of the 1960s. It uses the grid of interstate driving to deftly weave a collage of time and place. It is nightmare, visitation and new meanings where the past is square in the mirrors.