Donna Johnson & Kirk Wilson

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Donna Johnson was three years old when her mother signed on as the organist for Brother David Terrell, a hugely popular apocalyptic tent preacher during the 1960s and 70s. As a member of Brother Terrell’s inner circle Donna had a front row seat for the miracles, exorcisms, KKK face-offs and betrayals of the flesh that were common under the tent. As the faithful followed their prophet to backwaters across the South to await the end time, Donna left the ministry for good at age seventeen.

Recounted with deadpan observation and surreal detail, Holy Ghost Girl bypasses easy judgment to articulate a rich world where the mystery of faith and human frailty share a surprising and humorous coexistence.

Within the past six months, two of Kirk Wilson’s stories have been named finalists in national short fiction competitions. One story has been selected for an anthology, and two other stories and a poem have been published or selected for publication in literary journals. Kirk writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. His true crime classic Unsolved has been published in six editions in the US and UK.

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