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Alica McKenna Johnson, AuthorBeing told she was a horrible speller and would never learn to use a comma correctly, Alica never thought to write down the stories she constantly had running through her head. Doesn’t everyone daydream about flying on a spaceship while walking to school?

Not until she was thirty did Alica dare to write down any of the people living exciting lives in her head. The relief was instantaneous. By giving them life on the page they could be released from her mind and given greater adventures.

As her books grew in size and the voices in her head learned to wait their turn, Alica found a loyal group to journey with. Women who would help her slay her commas, and use their magical gifts to traverse plot holes, transform words into their proper spelling, and release characters from any Mary Sue spells they might be under.

In-between magical adventures, Alica is mom to two personal kids, five foster kids, has one exceptional hubby, a bunny she knows is plotting her death, and some fish, aka her daughter’s minions.

If you want more of me πŸ™‚ you can follow me on:

33 Comments

  1. Claire
    September 4, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Hello Witchdragon, I have just reread Gypsy Cravan. Wow – it is still a great story however many times you read it. Anyway I saw your latest post and I have come looking for your new stories. I can’t wait to see what you have written.
    Where do I go to find them?
    Good luck with your story that is going to be published.
    Best Wishes,
    Claire

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  2. debutnovelist
    September 12, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    Hi Alica
    ATB for campaign and other projects. Must say I like how Alan Rickman heads your tag cloud. Must get more interesting peeps on mine!
    AliB

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      September 12, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

      Did you click his name? It goes to the Texas video of In Demand where to tangos- it is super sexy!!!

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  3. James (Jay) Carter
    October 27, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    Greetings Witchdragon! As with Claire (posted earlier here), I have just finished Gypsy Caravan, for the 8th time! I am looking forward to more of your work. Finishing this story is like losing a friend. My heart breaks every time. You are on my short favorite author list, and I hope you will post again on hpfandom. Good luck with your work! Keep writing. You and the other authors give someone like me hope that someday I may find that special someone as well.. I just signed up to be a follower of your blog too.

    Keep up the good work!!

    With thanks!
    Jay

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      October 27, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

      Jay thank you so much! I can’t believe you read my story eight times! This has totally made my day I am so buzzed right now, all of my anxiety about putting my book into the world is gone- now if I only had it back from the editor!
      I’m sure you will find someone special, the world is full of amazing people to meet, and you never know who is just around the corner!
      I hope you enjoy my blog- and hopefully soon my new book, if I can ever get it put together.

      Alica

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      • Jay Carter
        January 7, 2013 @ 6:21 am

        Hi again Alica, I’m reading Gypsy Caravan again. It just makes me feel good, and helps me remember that there are people in world that will accept you for who and what you are without prejudgement. 2012 was a bad year for me personally, and I wanted to start out 2013 on a better note. I’m going to put together a binder with my favorite stories in it from the different fan fiction sites, and this will be the 1st one. Thanks again for all your hard work.

        Jay

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        • alicamckennajohnson
          January 7, 2013 @ 9:53 am

          Jay I hope 2013 has many blessings in it for you. I am thrilled that Gypsy is one of your favorite stories and uplifts you- I have several of those myself πŸ™‚

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      February 19, 2012 @ 12:24 am

      Jay- finally Phoenix Child has been published! I’ve included the links to smashwords and amazon, I hope you enjoy it.

      https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/133873

      http://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Child-ebook/dp/B007AK6DRW/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1329539659&sr=1-3

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  4. Sharon K Owen
    November 7, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    Hi Alicia, I believe we are in Kristin Lamb’s WANNA1011 class together.I am following your blog and facebook, I tried to follow you on twitter but couldn’t find your account there. I look forward to reading your books.

    Sharon

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      November 7, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

      Than you so much Sharon! And yes we are in class together. I’m at AMckennaJohnson on twitter. I’ll keep an eye out for you on the #wana1011 thread.

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  5. Karen McFarland
    December 29, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    I am so glad to have found your blog Alica. I love your writer’s voice. I think we were in WANA1011 together. I’m sorry to be late to the party. I look forward to future posts! πŸ™‚

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      December 29, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

      Thank you! And don;t worry- I’m still finding people too πŸ™‚

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  6. fivereflections
    March 2, 2012 @ 4:27 am

    hello

    David in Maine USA

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  7. Subhan Zein
    March 25, 2012 @ 5:39 am

    Hi Alica,

    You’ve got a nice blog up here! Keep writing, keep shining! πŸ™‚

    Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

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  8. Abbey
    June 12, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    Hi,
    Just finished reading Gypsy Caravan. My first HPFandom story (as previously I’ve stuck to the fanfiction website) and I fear that all other stories I will continue to read are going to pale in comparison. I may even join HPFandom just to favourite it.
    Also, hopefully soon I’ll buy your book off amazon, can’t wait to read it. Although, I must to do something else first as I’ve spent the last couple of days doing little else but read Gypsy Caravan.
    Good luck with the writing, I hope you continue for a long time,
    Abbey

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      June 16, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

      Abbey- thank you so much! I am always thrilled when people find Gypsy and enjoy it πŸ™‚ I really hope you enjoy Phoenix Child! And don;t worry I’ll keep writing, the voices in my head to too loud if I stop! LOL!

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  9. verasilver
    August 20, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Best of luck with your writing.

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  10. Michelle Patterson
    January 18, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    Hello There,

    My name is Michelle and I’m a professional blogger.

    I have over three years of experience writing for the web and have covered plenty of topics about Technology.

    I noticed that you have a blog and was wondering if you would be interested in allow me to write relevant, useful topics about Technology related on your blog at no cost.

    At this point in my writing career, I simply want to get more visibility for your writing and I will write for free as long as you are okay with me adding a small author bio section next to each blog post about myself.

    Please let me know if you’re interested and if you’d like for me to submit a sample blog post for your approval.

    Thanks a bunch,

    Michelle

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  11. Marlene Greis
    March 11, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    Hello There,

    My name is Marlene and I’m a professional blogger.

    I have over three years of experience writing for the web and have covered plenty of interesting topics.

    I noticed that you have a blog and was wondering if you would be interested in allowing me to write relevant, useful topics on your blog at no cost.

    At this point in my writing career, I simply want to get more visibility for my writing and I will write for free as long as you are okay with me adding a small author bio section next to each blog post about myself.

    Please let me know if you’re interested and if you’d like for me to submit a sample blog post for your approval.

    Thanks a bunch,

    Marlene

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  12. Kay
    July 2, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to say I love your writing. I have read Gypsy Caravan over the past three years at least 10-15 times (trust me). Your story brought a light to my life that i needed. I have depression and I read your story. Gypsy Caravan it showed me it was okay to be different and that the world is ain’t always right in its views. You helped me in a way that no else did so I just wanted to thank you.I hope you keep on writing and have a very successful life.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      July 5, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

      OMG, thank you so much, I am so glad my story has meant so much to you and helped you appreciate yourself for the amazing unique person you are! Even if I never sell a single book, knowing I meant this much to you has made me a success πŸ™‚

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  13. literaryliason
    July 31, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

    Just popped in. Looks like a fun blog : )

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  14. Jackie Warrem
    January 27, 2015 @ 5:40 pm

    I just read your story Gypsy Caravan by WitchdragonGC on FanFiction and was wondering where I might find this story with all of it’s story inact. HPFandom is being sold so I could not read the juicy parts. I would appreciate your assistance in this matter.

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    • Alica McKenna Johnson
      January 27, 2015 @ 5:52 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I was able to access hpfandom, here is the link to my story on that site πŸ™‚
      I hope that solves your problem πŸ™‚

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