Spotlight on Renee Canter Johnson, Novelist

My mentor, Janet Hulstrand–writer, editor, teacher, traveler–posted an interview with me on her site today. What a privilege and honor this is for me. And, she asked questions I’ve never been asked before. I’m thrilled to be able to share it here on reneejohnsonwrites!

Writing from the Heart, Reading for the Road

Janet and me 2015 Renee Canter Johnson and Janet Hulstrand in Essoyes, 2015

I’m pleased to introduce a new section on my blog, where occasionally I will feature interviews with some of my Writing from the Heart “alums.”  Today’s post features novelist Renee Canter Johnson.

Renee participated in her first writing workshop with me in Essoyes in the fall of 2010, an experience she wrote about here. From her first somewhat hesitant–though gutsy–steps toward making her writing public, she has taken off!  She has won awards for her writing, been a visiting writer in residence at Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha’s Vineyard twice, and has attended additional writing retreats in Italy and France. Bonjour ParisStoryhouse, and Study Abroad have published her articles and essays, and she maintains two popular and very active blogs: for sharing her travel experiences, and random insights, and Renee Johnson Writes 

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About reneejohnsonwrites

I have recently returned from University of Iowa's Novel-Writing Intensive during their Summer Writing Festival. Other credits include two stints at The Essoyes School in France, two terms at a writer's residency at Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha's Vineyard, and a retreat in Italy. Join me in 'writing the world.' -- Renee Canter Johnson, author of "Herald Angels", "The Haunting of William Gray", and "Acquisition" published by The Wild Rose Press. Coming soon--an international intrigue set in Venice, Italy--where adventure and danger are as masked as the characters.
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13 Responses to Spotlight on Renee Canter Johnson, Novelist

  1. Great interview, Renee!

  2. Rosanna says:

    It was nice to see how you progressed in your writing career….very inspiring!

  3. Terrific interview, Renee! I always love to read a writer’s journey. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Sherri says:

    Wonderful interview Renee, I really enjoyed learning even more about your writing journey and how you arrived where you are today. You give aspiring writers everywhere great inspiration to keep writing and not be afraid. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving 😉

  5. Aquileana says:

    Extraordinary interview, dear Renee 💫… It is alway good to get to know about you and your writing process… very good luck to you… Happy weekend ahead… Aquileana 😀

  6. What a delightful interview. I love first writing conferences.

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