Johnnie Ann Burgess Gaskill is a wife, mother of two (Jennifer and Jena) and grandmother of three (Ryan, Bailey, and Peyton) who lives in Georgia (USA). Prior to becoming an empty nester, she was a public school teacher and a Media Library/Education Director.

In February of 1984, Johnnie sensed God calling her to be a writer. In August of that year, a newspaper accepted her "Reflections" for publication, and she has written weekly inspirational/devotional columns since then. The three Georgia newspapers for which she now writes have a combined circulation of more than 30,000. Her work has appeared in various print publications, as well as on  websites.

Her first book, Reflections, was published in 2002 and is a compilation of 175 of the best newspaper columns she wrote between 1984 and 1992. (Future books will contain later ones.) She is a contributing author for Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul; O, Georgia! A Collection of Georgia's Newest and Most Promising Writers; and Nudges from God.

When Johnnie isn't writing or assisting her husband with his home-based business, she enjoys reading, walking, typesetting, traveling, taking pictures, attending writers' meetings, being creative, volunteering, and, of course, spoiling the grandchildren!

Johnnie Ann Burgess Gaskill 

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