Joyce Nanette Johnson
Journalist, Author, Motivational Speaker
Joyce Nanette Johnson is a free-lance writer based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Born in Newark, NJ she grew up on the central Jersey shore, in Long Branch, NJ. For many years Florida has now become her beloved, adopted home where her ancestors began their journey.
Joyce Nanette Johnson has been a contributing writer for the former St. Petersburg Times Neighborhood Section now the Tampa Bay Times, a staff writer for the Weekly Challenger for over 15 years, and a journalist for the St. Pete Bulletin newspapers. She also was a columnist for Citilife Magazine. Her first national acceptance was for a short story, “I’m Going Get Me Somebody Tonight”, for Essence Magazine.
She is the owner of Joydee Productions, which developed and produced websites for community organizations including Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, private businesses and other public relations projects.
Joyce Nanette Johnson was a finalist in 2010 and 2011 Tampabay Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists Awards. Ms. Johnson was the recipient of the 2011 Women in Communications Award presented by the Gathering of Women, Inc. St. Petersburg, FL.
Her first book is “Over Fifty Ain’t Always Fabulous: Reflections of a Baby Boomer”. Written by Joyce Nanette Johnson, ‘Over Fifty Ain't Always Fabulous: Reflections of a Baby Boomer’ offers Baby Boomers a side-splitting yet frankly-honest look back at their generation’s tumultuous lives. A humorous look at the real lives of Boomers, vs. the media’s unrealistic view of some sexy, energized person that only exists in some marketing mavens’ mind.
“Over Fifty Ain’t Always Fabulous” laughs out loud at the present and then takes you on a sentimental visit to the past examining how the same situation means different results for Boomers today. Over Fifty Ain’t Always Fabulous: Reflections of a Baby Boomer is a shout out to the past, examination of the present, and a celebration of life’s poignant but hysterical journey.
The author isn’t afraid to admit that her generation has always made their presence known.
"Through humor and poignancy, my new book will have fellow Baby Boomers laughing at the past and present,” says Joyce Nanette Johnson.“We are now and have always been vocal, boisterous, have a history of implementing social and political change and can still sway advertisers with our discretionary income, if we have any money left at the end of the month".
Below are a few excerpts from “Over Fifty Ain’t Always Fabulous, Reflections of a Baby Boomer:
I have observed some of the people in the clubs dancing today. I could not be a “Hoochie Mama Dancer” of today. I don’t think I could “Drop it Like It’s Hot”. If I drop it, it will still be there until the paramedics come to pick me and “it” off the floor.
I will not go to a gym, because I do not want to go to jail for assaulting a youngster with a perfect uplifted body in every area and strangling her after I hear for the hundredth time in an exasperated tone “Now, really now. Is that the best we can do?”
Clothes Today and Then
I remember I used to like everything tight. I liked tight jeans that showed off my perfectly rounded butt. My butt at this point does not need to be showed off; it is the most visible part of my body. It will take over any space without being invited
Joyce Nanette Johnson has an Associate of Arts Degree in print and broadcast journalism from Brookdale College in Lincroft NJ.
Her website is JoyceNanetteJohnson.com and her blog address is https://joycenanettejohnson.com/blog.
YouTube Address Joyce Nanette Johnson. Below are 3 of several videos posted
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABPjbNaKSsE Anger vs Losing your Blessing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABPjbNaKSsE Facebook Phantom Loving
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC_ry9gqIoc Lies that Men Tell to Women They’re Cheating With