2 pm | SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
Nannette Johnson will talk about her book Pain, Power & Promise, an intimately candid portrayal that will remind readers of a story from Chicken Soup for the Soul — a combination of autobiography, and a no-nonsense “help yourself” attitude. Johnson will read excerpts of her book followed by an audience Q&A and booksigning.
About the Book
Not just another tale of tragedy to triumph! Pain, Power & Promise is Nannette Oatley Johnson's compelling life story. It is a candid and unforgettable journey through trauma, marriage, infidelity, divorce, single parenthood, graduate school, professional sports and miraculous new love. You'll find yourself cheering as she weathers every setback, reinvents herself and finds the tenacity to smack adversity around and force it to divulge its hidden pearls. And you'll share her passion to raise the level of compassionate consciousness toward the physically challenged. Bold, warm and sassy, Johnson’s story offers a self-help survival kit with a universal message of strength and hope. Discover how to: • Ratchet up your resilience • Transform natural anxiety into sacred anxiety • Command and control your state of mind • Jump-start your initiative • Create a phenomenal family • Join the Strengths Revolution!
About the Author
Nannette Oatley Johnson, MA, LPC, is a Wife, Mother, Nana, Author, Speaker, Chaplain, Pastor, Life Coach and the 2001 U.S. Open Wheelchair Tennis Singles and Doubles Champion. She was a former gymnast, dance choreographer, and amateur actress until a broken neck altered her life in 1982. Following her injury, she married and gave birth to three children within three years. In 1989, she began a single-parent career that encompassed nine years. During that time she completed a B.A. in counseling psychology and then an M.A. in counseling and human services.
Johnson first picked up a tennis racquet in 1993, eleven years after her injury. Since then she has accrued twelve championship tennis titles—six singles and six doubles—eight of them international wins, including the 2001 U.S. Open Singles and Doubles Championship title. She has been featured in local, regional and national media.
In 2002, Johnson became the first recipient of the “Director’s Recognition Award” presented by Women in Networking, an affiliate of the National Association of Female Executives, for “inspiring women to be all they can be.” In 2016, she was inducted into the Prescott Area Tennis Association’s Park of Fame, and in 2017 was licensed by Sanctuary Covenant Church as a Minister of the Gospel. She is a member of the U.S.T.A., Christians for Biblical Equality, the National Board of Certified Counselors and Prescott’s Sanctuary Covenant Church.Today, Johnson divides her time with her beloved husband, Lew; her weekly Nana/Papa Day (where the grandgifts reign supreme); her monthly commitment to Chaplain work at YRMC; her co-pastoring role and leadership of a weekly Kingdom Outpost; her writing and inspirational speaking engagements; and her service dog, Remington Woof! Learn more about Nannette Johnson »