How We Came to Be

Book Signing: Saturday, August 25th, 2018, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

How We Came to Be
by Johnnie Bernhard

In the multicultural melting pot of Houston, Karen Anders, a high school English teacher, comes to terms with being a single parent to her adopted daughter Tiffany. Her views on motherhood and her attitude toward men are forever changed when she forges an unlikely friendship with a WWII Hungarian refugee, who inspires her to change her life. Tiffany moves to Austin to attend the University of Texas, but soon finds herself distracted from her studies by her gamer boyfriend and a job at the Ink & Juice, a tattoo parlor/juicing bar.

Despite the challenges, a family comes together with the assistance of strangers and by the grace of second chances. Richly layered emotional relationships and characters attempting to discover their self-worth combine to create a poignant story of How We Came to Be.

Johnnie Bernhard is a former English teacher and journalist currently supporting writers as a literary agent. Her work has appeared both nationally and internationally in magazines and newspapers. She has has received several awards and honors, including a finalist recognition for “How We Came to Be” in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition.

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