2019 Indie Best Award Winners - December/January 2020 - Shelf Unbound Magazine

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Teetering On Disaster. It was 1992 when her father saw the economic collapse coming, he had two choices, the rough path or the easy path, and he chose the rough one... Dad began. Then I interrupted, "DAD, ITS MY MEMOIR!" And then my Mom piped in and yelled, "OH MY GOD! I RAISED A BUNCH OF NARCISSISTS!" Let's try again... Meet Michaela: she's the girl next door--except that "next door" happens to be a 27-foot 5th Wheel Trailer with no electricity or running water in the Sierra Nevada's. At 17 she sets out to take on the world, but 10 years later, she finds herself right back where she started...in a small mountain town in the middle of nowhere. You'll laugh and you'll cry-sometimes at the same time- as she stumbles upon a few Mr. Right Now's and other adventures on her quest to find love and uncover the girl she always was but had lost somewhere along the way.Join 'Crazy Kayla' and her nutty cast of characters for a little muddy-path Rock Crawlin' through the true story of how her American Dream survives and thrives, in the face of life's inconveniences and heartbreaking setbacks that sometimes leave her Teetering on Disaster.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MICHAELA RENEE Michaela Renee Johnson is a licensed psychotherapist, Be You Find Happy podcast host and an award winning published author. She inspires happiness by encouraging people to speak their truth with grace, and live a courageous life of authenticity. Her business Be You Find Happy holds workshops and conversations on happiness in spite of life's setbacks and has landed her speaking opportunities across the nation.

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She lives in Northern California with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling and has visited 19 countries; she loves the ocean and everything in it. She rarely finds herself without an activity whether it be hiking, yoga, tinkering the garden, golfing, reading or spending time outside.