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Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth JohnsonEducation

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1983
M.A. Psychology, Antioch University San Francisco, 1988

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Elizabeth Johnson Lee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Spiritual Counselor. First place winner of the 1999 Jack London Writers’ Contest, she has published articles in the Bay Area Parent magazine and the Palo Alto Weekly newspaper. She lives in Palo Alto, California with her husband, two children, and their hyperactive poodle. She and her son both have Tourette syndrome.

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Author Fiction

Latest Publication Title

The House at 844 1/2, 2012

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Emily has trouble with her husband Gareth. Although she is both intelligent and beautiful, she lives with an embarrassing medical condition: Emily has Tourette syndrome. Thinking that Gareth therefore has all the power in their marriage, Emily allows him to treat her like the proverbial doormat.

Emily’s son Reid also has Tourette syndrome. Academic problems and bullies make school a living hell. Only the support of his friends, other “weirdos” like him, makes it bearable. They plot revenge against the bullies. In a high achieving town where many consider only an Ivy League education acceptable, Reed wonders where a place in the world exists for someone like him.

Emily accidentally enters an alternate dimension where she meets Terran. Compassionate, God-like, yet blinded by her fiery beauty, he becomes her spiritual teacher. Only someone with a life mission as important as hers, Terran says, can enter his dimension. Reid and Emily’s increasing prophetic visions lead them to healing in ways that they never expect.