About
Residency Dates
  • Jun 3rd 2019 to Jun 29th 2019
  • Nov 13th 2017 to Nov 25th 2017
  • Jan 15th 2018 to Jan 31st 2018
Region
USA

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
Oprah.com 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.