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NAMW Teleseminar on the Gifts of Memoir

This Thursday evening (12/8) I will be participating in a National Association of Memoir Writers teleseminar about the gifts of memoir with fellow writer Rachael Herron. It’s free for everyone! Here’s a link: http://www.namw.org/events/namw-roundtable-discussion-rachael-herron-nicole-johns-the-gift-of-memoir/

Skype Interview About Journaling, Writing, and Publishing Purge

Amber Lea Starfire of Writing Through Life interviewed me via skype last week. She has a fantastic website with lots of writing resources that you should check out. We talked about journaling and how I used journals to help write Purge, writing, and publishing Purge. Amber asked great questions and it was a fabulous interview! […]

NPR Article About Men with Eating Disorders (Binge Eating)

I came across a great article about men and eating disorders (specifically Binge Eating Disorder) on the NPR site. This article does a good job of helping to dispel the myth of the stereotypical eating disorder patient (you know, a severely underweight teenage girl), and addresses the fact that people with eating disorders can be […]

Guest Blog on NAMW Site

I have a guest blog about how and why I wrote Purge: Rehab Diaries on the National Association of Memoir Writers website. Reminder: The NAMW Teleseminar is on Friday, October 21st! http://www.namw.org/namw-guest-speakers/how-and-why-i-wrote-purge—rehab-diaries-nicole-johns/ http://www.namw.org/general-member-announcements/elisabeth-eaves-nicole-johns-and-anna-mitchael-to-speak-at-the-national-association-of-memoir-writers/

Book Cover T-Shirts

These tee-shirts are so cool. I want The Bell Jar one, personally. http://outofprintclothing.com/shop/t-shirts/womens/

Career Women and Eating Disorders

This article from the Grindstone does not surprise me one bit. The general public believes that eating disorders are purely the domain of white, well-to-do teenage girls, and that is a false assumption. It makes sense that women that have dealt with an eating disorder before might have a relapse or have their eating disorder […]

Literary Envy

Kerry Cohen (author of Loose Girl, which everyone should read) wrote an article about writers and envy for the Gotham Writers’ Workshop that resonated with me. Here is a link to the article: http://www.writingclasses.com/FacultyBios/facultyArticleByInstructor.php?ArticleID=94&utm_source=Gotham+Writers’+Workshop+List&utm_campaign=b105b2653f-WEB_October_Newsletter9_27_2011&utm_medium=email   I am a competitive person, and I sometimes envy other writers, which makes me feel really guilty, especially if the […]

Recommended Nonfiction

One of my friends from college recently asked me what memoirs I was reading, after I posted on facebook about having read a bunch of stripping memoirs while sitting poolside during the summer (those were the days…I miss you already, summer), so this morning I made a list of all the nonfiction (not just memoir) […]

NAMW Young Memoirists Talk About Truth Panel

On October 21st, I’m going to be a panelist on The Young Memoirists Talk About Truth Panel, which is part of the National Association of Memoir Writers Telesummit. This telesummit is free, as long as you register beforehand. There is more information in the link below. I think it’s going to be a great conversation! […]

Twin Cities Literary Punch Cards

Twin Cities people, you should get in on this: http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/bookselling/article/48405-twin-cities-literary-community-collaborates-on-punch-card-program.html This is so cool.