Johnnie Alexander creates characters you want to meet and imagines stories you won’t forget.

Her award-winning debut novel, Where Treasure Hides (Tyndale), made the CBA bestseller list. Her contemporary romance novels include Where She Belongs, When Hope Arrives, and What Hope Remembers.

She currently writes cozy mysteries and contemporaries for Annie’s Fiction and historical novellas for Barbour.

Since talking about writing is so much fun, Johnnie hosts Novelists Unwind, which features videotaped interviews with inspirational authors, and Writers Chat, a weekly online show. She also teaches at writers conferences and for Serious Writer Academy.

In addition to winning the prestigious American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest (Historical), Johnnie was named a Bronze Medalist in the My Book Therapy Frasier Contest and has received several conference awards.

She is marketing director for the Mid-South Christian Writers Conference and past president of both the ACFW Memphis and ACFW Central Florida chapters.

Serious Writer

Serious writer academy instructor

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Johnnie’s Academy Classes

$29 – lifetime access

Add Sizzle to Your Sweet Romance

To captivate your readers, add a dash of sizzle to your sweet romance. This course discusses readers’ expectations, emotional intimacy, writing the first kiss, and the happy-ever-after glow.

$49 – lifetime access

Fine-Tuning Your Fiction

Polished prose that sings, “Buy me! Buy me!” to an editor doesn’t magically appear on the page. Specific writing techniques are needed to craft your story idea into a compelling novel that will snag a publisher’s attention. In this workshop, we’ll discuss: asking and answering story questions; showing a scene; telling the story between the quotes; and choosing our words. As time permits, we’ll review specific editing issues.


$29 – lifetime access

Tips for Organizing a Writing Critique Group

Writers may write alone but we benefit from a community who “gets” us. A writers group provides educational and networking opportunities while a critique group strengthens our work. Authors Johnnie Alexander and Jean Wise present tips and ideas for starting your own group based on their own experiences establishing an online critique group with three other women they met at writers conference several years ago. Jean has also started a writing group in her hometown, and Johnnie is a founding member and past president of both the Central Florida and Memphis chapters of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).