Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Nov 13th 2017 to Nov 25th 2017 | Jan 15th 2018 to Jan 31st 2018 | Jun 3rd 2019 to Jun 29th 2019
  • PRACTICE : Nonfiction
  • FROM : USA
  • TWITTER : @donnamjohnson3

Donna M. Johnson is the author of Holy Ghost Girl, a memoir critically acclaimed by The New York Times, O Magazine, Texas Monthly, Beliefnet, NPR’s Interfaith Voices, People and many other publications and blogs. The book was named twice to the Memoirs We Love list and was chosen by Publishers Weekly and The Nervous Breakdown as a Top 10 pick. Holy Ghost Girl took top honors in the Spirituality category at the New York Books for a Better Life Awards and won the Mayborn creative Nonfiction prize.

Donna’s work has been collected in several anthologies, including Beyond Belief. She has written about faith, family and culture for Psychology Today, Shambhala Sun, Huffington Post, The Rumpus, the Dallas Morning News, the Austin American Statesman and other publications. Donna is a sought-after workshop facilitator and public speaker. She lives in Austin, Texas. with her husband Kirk Wilson, an award-winning poet and fiction writer, and their dog Bodhi. She is currently at work on a second memoir.