Donna Johnson has written about religion for The Dallas Morning News and other publications. HOLY GHOST GIRL won the Mayborn Creative Nonfiction Prize as a work in progress. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, the poet and author Kirk Wilson.
She was three years old when her mother signed on as the organist for tent revivalist David Terrell, and before long, Donna Johnson was part of the hugely popular evangelical preacher's inner circle. A homecoming like no other, HOLY GHOST GIRL brings to life miracles, exorcisms and face-offs with the Ku Klux Klan. And that's just what went on under the tent.