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… Awards & Reviews …

The Reluctant Caregiver won a gold medal at the 2018 Independent Publisher Awards.

“The Reluctant Caregiver offers a realistic and humorous look at the challenges of dealing with a family health crisis, while inspiring readers to consider taking on the difficult but ultimately gratifying job of caregiver.” Self-Publishing Review

“If you truly want to understand how caregiving can affect your life, and what you would need to help create a balance, The Reluctant Caregiver is a must-read.” Readers’ Favorite

“Funny, brutally honest, and at times startling, Johnston’s vivid recollections of her times taking care of her parents through their sickness and (sometimes health), was both entertaining and highly relatable.”  Lisa Kusel, author of Rash: A Memoir.


Joy Johnston is an experienced digital journalist who has covered everything from terrorist attacks to the cat that’s Donald Trump’s doppelgänger. She received the 2015 Rick Bragg Prize for Nonfiction from the Atlanta Writers Club. Her work has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul  and other anthologies. She writes about dementia and caregiving on her blog, The Memories Project, and is a featured author on The Caregiver Space. Her latest project is CBD for Caregivers.

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… Contact Joy …

Email: joyjohnston.writer@gmail.com