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Brenda Johnson
Brenda Johnson

Growing up on a farm in southern Alberta, Brenda Johnson developed the array of interests that lead her to study Leisure and Recreation at the University of Lethbridge and law at the University of Calgary. Although she worked in parks departments and practised law for over twenty years, her first love is writing. She has published professional articles in journals, including Canadian Bar Association publications, Alberta Doctor’s Digest, and Canadian Health Law Journal. Her poetry has been published by the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival. Brenda is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, where she was mentored by award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones and recommended for a Letter of Distinction.

Brenda’s childhood was rife with stories of her famous cowboy grandfather, Wildhorse Jack, but she always wondered about her grandmother. Researching her roots in France, Brenda unearthed the family history that informs her first historical young adult novel, The Art of Rebellion.

Work on Offer:

The Art of Rebellion

Sixteen-year-old Gabrielle de Villiers' bold plan to study art disintegrates when her mother promises her hand in marriage to an aging baron. Unwilling to accept this new fate, Gabbi flees to Paris to live with her suffragist grandmother, but upon her arrival, she discovers her grandmother has disappeared. Alone in the city, Gabbi wonders who to trust: her new bohemian friends or the attractive stranger she met on the train, who suspiciously appears at the most opportune moments.

Blinded by her artistic ambition, Gabbi is betrayed and abused. Can she find the courage to trust her passion for art and create a new life on her own terms?

Manuscript forthcoming
Rights: World

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