How This Teen Author Triumphed Over Bullies

Hidden Voice

We’ve all heard that there’s an epidemic of bullying in America, from NFL locker rooms and school playgrounds to the rise of cyber bullying.

How can parents and teachers support kids and teens that are being bullied? Ask 16-year-old author Heather Johnson. Heather had been bullied and teased from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Fortunately, she found an antidote to bullies in her writing. Heather wrote her young adult novel, HIDDEN VOICE: A Story of Discovering Strengths, at age 13 to share an empowering story with other preteens and teens.

Heather will reveal:

  • How parents can help their teen … from a teenÕs point of view.
  • Her inspiring story of how she overcame bullies
  • How bullying intensifies the common stresses of the middle school years.
  • Her mission to help her peers build self-esteem by finding their creative outlet, identifying their strengths and pursuing their passions.
  • Why bullying yourself lets the real bullies win — how to banish self-doubt and believe in yourself.

CREDENTIALS: Heather Johnson began recreating classic stories at a young age.
After attending a StoryWorld transmedia conference with her mother, she made the commitment to become a professional writer at age 13.
Featured on a CBS News story and ABC Good Morning Alaska, she has also had over a dozen radio interviews.
Heather is active in her community, a licensed business owner, instructor at the Alaskan Young Writer’s Conference and nominee of the Alaskan Spirit of Youth Award.
AVAILABILITY: AK; nationwide by arrangement, telephone, or Skype

CONTACT: Sharon Hawn, (907) 841-9743; (AK);;




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