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About Penny J. Johnson
Penny J. Johnson's works include four poetry collections, one novel, one short story, and two devotionals.
Dreams are mysterious creatures. Follow them through the pages of this book as you rediscover confidence in your abilities, pick up the pieces when things fall apart, and bring your fears to life with the flick of a pen.
In this third anthology from members of Authors’ Tale, twenty stories question what it means to dream and what truths are linked to our souls.
Each tale is a line drawn by an author daring you to cross. Accept the challenge, turn the page, and face the story that awaits within.
of a chicken mixture over toast?
I don’t even like chicken.
What are pimientos anyway?
Through poetry, Penny J. Johnson explores memories from childhood like this one in “Chicken a la King.” But, The Last Time We Were Children is more than remembering. Her poems describe descending sledding hills, climbing mountains, and playing in fields and fairgrounds. They also profoundly cast light—both with humor and serious faith—on the dark hours of staying up with a sick child and sitting in the ER with an aging loved one. The pages speak of joy in first kisses, last words, and hearing the words of an autistic child. Those who read this book will be reminded how childlike faith and wishes grow into adult conviction and hope.
The tenth anniversary edition includes selected from the first edition as well as new poems.
Penny J. Johnson is a writer and an editor. Her previous work of poetry, The Last Time We Were Children, was published in 2007. Penny lives in Minnesota with her husband, their three sons, and their two Labrador Retrievers.