“A journey of tragedy to triumph, from the broken heart of an abused child to the beautiful soul of a man…”
A true-to-life story by Johnnie Calloway . . . .
Publisher: Balboa Press (April 3, 2016) ~ Author, Johnnie Calloway.
About “Dragons to Butterflies”
Johnnie Calloway is a gifted storyteller and has written a superb personal account of his harrowing childhood and adult life. Although he retells his experiences of emotional and physical abuse, neglect, heartache, and betrayal, and later his own addictions and struggles with mental illness, he manages to keep the reader thoroughly engaged and inspired by his strength and wisdom throughout this page-turner.
Johnnie’s willingness to be soul-bracingly honest in this book as he traces his earliest memories into his teens and then adult years is truly unlike anything I have ever read. I have no doubt that his display of courage and his determination to go to any lengths necessary for his own healing will serve as a guiding light for countless readers. It is a story of hope and love, forgiveness and healing. I only wish it had been available when I was a practicing addictions counselor. I would have made it required reading!
~Retired Addictions Counselor, Callie Chappell-Nicholas
Dragons to Butterflies takes you on a journey of tragedy to triumph from the broken heart of an abused child to the beautiful soul of a man.
“You have a strong voice Johnnie, and an important story to tell. Tell your story”
– Chip St. Clair, New York Times Best-Selling Author of “The Butterfly Garden”
Courtesy of PRWeb Author Press Release ~ SARASOTA, FLA. (PRWEB) JANUARY 03, 2017
Johnnie Calloway has spent much of his life fighting one battle after another. A long train of unfortunate events carried him from a violent childhood to an equally unstable adulthood. Calloway chronicles his journey to create a promising future from an oppressive past in “Dragons to Butterflies: Metamorphosis of a Man.”
Calloway recounts his endless struggles in “Dragons to Butterflies.” He narrates his early years with an emotionally and physically abusive father, which led to substance abuse and mental illness as an adult. Calloway provides a detailed history with his demons, using his trials and tribulations to propel him towards growth and strength.
“It was incredibly painful to relive some of the moments that I wrote about in Dragons to Butterflies,” Calloway said. “But in order to inspire others, I knew I would need to be open about all that I have been through. My hope is that others will be motivated to move beyond their abuse and use the past as motivation for the future.”
“Dragons to Butterflies” takes one man’s true story of cruelty and transforms it into one of love, forgiveness, and hope. For more information on the author and book, please visit website and blog: http://www.dragonstobutterflies.com. Connect on Facebook and
About The Author ~ Johnnie Calloway
Johnnie Calloway grew up in a small town in Kentucky, with the population at around 11,000. His mother passed when he was only five, leaving him to grow up with an angry, alcoholic, sexually confused father. Johnnie was born into a reputation that he never wanted but was obligated to live up to. Still, Johnnie always wanted to be the “good guy.” The conflict between his personal desire and his sense of obligation to his dad’s/family’s reputation created a great torment that was oddly accompanied with an insatiable yearning to learn.
Eventually, Johnnie became a seeker of truth. And has now devoted himself to sharing what he is seeking has taught him with others. He has written two books, “Taming the Dragon” and Dragons to Butterflies: The Metamorphosis of a Man, and is currently working on, “Within the Chrysalis, It’s an Inside Job”.
Shared by “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den” ~ ~ Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon