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I am incredibly honored to take part in so many life changing events. I would love for you all to be my guests and join us as we speak about depression and addiction. The causes, effects and solutions for healing. You can also take the opportunity to hear the stories of so many that have themselves, walked alongside these diseases. Take a look at my upcoming events and please, join me! 

LIFTED FROM THE RUT: On May 6th, 2017 I will be in Littleton, Colorado to speak at this wonderful FREE event. From the site: “The focus this year will be: Addiction Education for The Entire Family Unit Parents, Teens and Young Adults. Top-Notch Professional Speakers.” Get more info and tickets at www.LiftedFromTheRut.com 

RADIO INTERVIEW WITH EVERYTHINGEHR METAL HEALTH NEWS RADIOMay 8th at 4pm listen in on my radio interview with Mental Health News Radio. Click on event title to listen in! 

A child’s mindset is the most important thing for anyone raising a child. It’s been proven time and time again that introducing books and reading that starts in the early stages of development will improve their learning abilities, focus and more. Here is a list of the top 10 children’s books every kid should have on their book shelf. 

  1. Goodnight Moon
  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar 
  3. Where The Wild Things Are 
  4. The Tale Of Peter Rabbit 
  5. The Cat In The Hat
  6. Frog And Toad Are Friends
  7. Charlotte’s Web 
  8. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  9. Where The Sidewalk Ends
  10. Alice’s Adventurers In Wonderland 

Grab Dragons to Butterflies today and read this intuitive story of metamorphosis. Order on Amazon. Want to know more? Watch my YouTube video. 

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The radio interview I did on Rise & Grind Recovery Radio is now available for your listening pleasure. Click on link for full interview. https://goo.gl/QKYMN6.   It is always an honor when I can share the story of my constant metamorphosis to others.


FACT: Addiction and depression affects approximately 19 million Americans, At some point in their lives, about 25% of women and 12% of men will likely be clinically diagnosed as depressed. 

Another interview I was so taken to be apart of was a round table discussion on Mental Health News Radio. Take a listen HERE


Check out my television interview with SNN, The Suncoast News Network  It is always a pleasure. SNN: Recovering addict uses butterfly as symbol of change

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“Johnnie Calloway is a gifted story teller, and has written a superb personal account of his harrowing childhood, and adult life. Although he retells his experiences of emotional and physical abuse, neglect, heartache, and betrayal, and later his own addictions and struggles with mental illness, he manages to keep the reader thoroughly engaged and inspired by his strength and wisdom throughout this page turner. Johnnie’s willingness to be soul-baringly honest in this book as he traces his earliest memories into his teens and then adult years is truly unlike anything I have ever read. I have no doubt that his display of courage and his determination to go to any lengths necessary for his own healing will serve as a guiding light for countless readers. It is a story of hope and love, forgiveness and healing. I only wish it had been available when I was a practicing addictions counselor. I would have made it required reading!” Order your copy of this highly discussed book HERE

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Dragons to Butterflies takes you on the life path of a man who overcame addiction and depression to become an inspiration for many others. You can view Jonnie’s story and get a better look into the world of Dragons to Butterflies via this great Youtube video. 

Are you looking for an inspirational read? Check out these top 10 inspirational books. 

  1. The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
  2. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  3. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  4. I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  5. Tuesdays With Morris by Mitch Albom
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  7. Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins 
  8. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  10. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield


Radio Interview with Sober Life Radio is April 8th at 10:00am. Listen online at soberpodcasts.com

Order your copy of Dragons to Butterflies on Amazon. Only $3.99 for the Kindle edition! Download today. 

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Depression is a disease that affects millions of people across the country.  My mission is to spread my story in the hopes it helps others. BOOKINGS: dragonstobutterflies@gmail.com Website: dragonstobutterflies.com 

Next Radio Interview

Listen to my podcast radio interview with Rise and Grind Recovery.  It will available on the Rise and Grind Recovery podcast website on March 14th. Get the inside story behind “Dragons to Butterflies” and learn more about the life behind the words. 


When did you last sit down and do some serious reading? We don’t mean flipping quickly through the pages of your favourite glossy magazine or glancing at the headlines in a daily newspaper. We mean reading a proper book, from cover. If you are not reading regularly, then you could be missing out on a lot. Reading is not just a pastime; it opens your mind to all kinds of possibilities. Here are just ten of the many benefits that you could gain by reading just a few pages of a book every single day. 

Read the full article to learn the reasons why you should be picking up a book everyday. 

CLICK HERE to order your copy of “Dragons to Butterflies”.

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Dragons to Butterflies

Something NEW is coming! From the author that brought you “Dragons to Butterflies” brings you more healing of the soul. “The Bridge“.  Watch our announcement video on YouTube 

“The Bridge” by Johnnie Calloway


Are you planning a life changing event or conference? I have experienced more hardship in life than many. Enduring addiction and depression. I have put my true story in writing “Dragons to Butterflies”. I would love to be a speaker at your next event to put hope back into the lives of others. Click here for BOOKINGS

April 8th 2017 on Sober Life Radio

May 8th 2017 at 4:00pm on Mental Health News Radio 

Shop for your copy of Dragons to Butterflies at Amazon or directly from the website dragonstobutterflies.com you can also click here to make a donation to assist me in spreading my message. 

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Want to learn more about Dragons to Butterflies? 

Watch this  youtube video to learn more about the true story behind “Dragons to Butterflies” 

Do you have a conference, or book event coming up? I would love to take part. Spreading my message of emerging from depression and addiction can help others see the light. Feel that there is hope. I’ve already been so lucky to share my story with several major television stations and outlets. My last signing/meet & greet at Barnes & Noble was a complete success. I currently have openings, if you are interested in booking please email me at dragonstobutterflies@gmail.com or contact me through my website anytime.  

Do you know someone who is recovering from depression, addiction or sexual abuse? Pick them up a copy of Dragons to Butterflies and put a light back in their lives. Let them know they are not alone in their struggles. 

“If you or someone you love struggles with addiction and bi-polar disorder this book is a must read. Johnnie’s journey is told with an authenticity that will touch your heart, give you a deeper understanding, and offer hope.” 

-Dr. Lee Jampolsky


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Interview: I was able to open up with SNN (Suncost News Network) in an interview on  how I use the butterfly as my symbol of change. Such a fantastic interview. If you did not get a chance to see it live, click this link to view now https://goo.gl/xI7geP

To get my full story you can pick up your copy here at Amazon or directly from my website dragonstobutterflies.com. Here you can also read more about what encouraged me to write this book and spread my message to others. Do you know someone facing addiction, rehabilitation, abuse or depression. Pick them up a copy of Dragons to Butterflies. Through my words they can find hope.

Do you think one of your loved ones maybe suffering from depression or bipolar disorder? Here are some noticeable signs and symptoms of depression. 

  • Loss of interest in things that were previously pleasurable
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Eating changes
  • Anger and irritability 
  • Suicidal ideas
  • Expressing negative thoughts
  • Loss of confidence in themselves 


Saturday, January 21st from 12-2PM at Barnes & Noble of Sarasota, Florida (410 S. Tamiami Trail. Sarasota) 
My goals and hopes are to spread my word of being able to overcome more than most in life and embrace a whole person. I travel to book signings, conferences and events to spread my message.  To make a donation to assist me in spreading my message to others please click here https://goo.gl/LMpHGt even a dollar is more than appreciated.  

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