FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Johnnie Calloway, 941-526-8639
LOCAL AUTHOR LAUNCHES FUNDRAISER FOR PUBLICATION OF HIS RIVETING NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY "DRAGONS TO BUTTERFLIES".
"A journey of tragedy to triumph from the broken heart of an abused child to the beautiful soul of a man"
SARASOTA, FLORIDA, July 30, 2015 Local author and speaker, Johnnie Calloway of Sarasota will debut his compelling new inspirational autobiography "DRAGONS TO BUTTERFLIES" as part of the Balboa Press line. He is planning a fundraiser for publication on August 15, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Unity Church, 3023 Proctor Rd in Sarasota. Narrative from "Dragons to Butterflies" will be featured, southern style barbecue will be offered and live music will be provided by Callie Chappell. Johnnie will give information on butterfly gardening along with a butterfly display. Admission is free.
The story begins in a small town in Kentucky where the author and his sisters are terrorized and abused by an alcoholic father after the death of their mother. Fear, confusion and addiction ensue as he works his way through the treacherous road trip of his life of learning how to battle his dragons. Read the first chapter online: http://dragonstobutterflies.com
Callie Chappell Nicholas, retired addictions counselor, said, "Johnnie Calloway is a gifted story teller, and has written a superb personal account of his harrowing childhood, and adult life. Although he retells his experiences of emotional and physical abuse, neglect, heartache, and betrayal, and later, his own addictions and struggles with mental illness, he manages to keep the reader thoroughly engaged and inspired by his strength and wisdom, throughout this page-turner. Johnnie's willingness to be soul-baringly honest throughout this book as he traces his earliest memories into his teens and then adult years is truly unlike anything I have ever read. I have no doubt that his display of courage and his determination to go to any lengths necessary for his own healing will serve as a guiding light for countless readers. It is a story of hope and love, forgiveness, and healing. I only wish it had been available when I was a practicing addictions counselor. I would have made it required reading!"
Johnnie Calloway is available for presentations, media appearances, interviews and/or book-signings. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.