Johnnie Bernhard is a former high school AP English teacher and professional journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Houston (B. A. Journalism) and Nicholls State University Graduate School (English). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Suburban Reporter, Houston, World Oil Magazine, Houston, The MS Press, Ocean Springs Record, Gulfport Memorial Hospital Patient Publications and Word Among Us "Finding My Way Home." She was also published in two anthologies for the Gulf Coast Writer's Association MS Profiles "Portrait of a MS Artist" (2015) and Katrina Memories "Maureen and the Hurricane" (2015), and has edited the Houston Writers Guild/Inklings Publications Eclectically Criminal and Twisted Reveries. Bernhard is also a member of the South Mississippi Cursillo Movement, an international Catholic organization.
"A Good Girl is a raw, real, and relatable gift to the soul
on every level. Ms. Bernhard's writing is so descriptive, reading
this book is truly a visceral experience. One cannot help but
reflect on their own family legacy and life journey. Prepare to be
riveted by this heartbreaking, yet healing story about family,
self-discovery and learning how to love."
"When we think of our family circle, there are so many words that can be spoken about the circle of life that formed us. [A Good Girl] brings the story of family 'full circle' reflecting on what matters most, at the end of this life here on earth--love and forgiveness. I was deeply touched by this family's journey of healing-- a journey we all inevitable seek to experience with someone in our family."