About the author

Joy Johnston

Joy Johnston is an experienced digital journalist who has covered everything from terrorist attacks and Kardashian scandals to the cat that’s Donald Trump’s doppelgänger.&nbsp;<em>The Reluctant Caregiver,&nbsp;</em>her irreverent collection of essays on caregiving,&nbsp;won a gold medal in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards. She received the 2015 Rick Bragg Prize for Nonfiction from the Atlanta Writers Club. Her work has been published in <em>Chicken Soup for the Soul</em> and other anthologies. She writes about dementia and caregiving on her blog, The Memories Project, and helps caregivers through her acclaimed caregiver support platform, Respite Care Share.<br><br>Johnston lives in Atlanta, where she is a dedicated servant to a senior rescue dog and two tuxedo rescue cats. In 2022, she published <em>Slow Dog</em>, her first children's book. <em>Slow Dog</em> was selected as a finalist in the 2022 Indies Today Awards contest.&nbsp;