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”.


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. 

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


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.  


My interview with ABC-7 was a success. Thank you to all whom wachted it, and if you missed it click here to watch. Bipolar and depression effect thousands of people across the country. Most signs go unnoticed by family members and friends making it hard to tell if your loved one is suffering from either of these life altering diseases. To gain a little more insight into this world, take a moment to watch my informative interview. 



January 15th- Unity Church in Sarasota, Fl (book signing and medt & greet after service)

January 21st- Barnes & Noble, S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 12-2PM (book signing and meet & greet)       

Pick up your copy of Dragons to Butterflies to read the true story of how I over came addiction, depression and my own demons to emerge into the proud, strong person I am today. I take pride in my accomplishments and spreading my message to help others. If you would like to help me in doing so, any contribution to my funding page is more than greatly appreciated https://goo.gl/LMpHGt 

Shop Amazon or directly from my website dragonstobutterflies.com

Top 7 Christmas Books

  1. The Greatest Story Ever Told Fulton Oursler
  2. The Christmas Tree Judy Salamon
  3. The Christmas Box Richard Paul Evans
  4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Barbara Robinson
  5. Twas The Night Before Christmas Clement Moore
  6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas Dr. Seuss
  7. A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens

MORPH INTO A NEW YOU It’s not too late to be a part of our life changing event. Great benefits for sponsors and participants including raffle drawings, prizes, discounts and more. Not to mention the opportunity to change your life! Email me for more details on becoming a sponsor or participant. dragonstobutterflies@gmail.com 

Dragons to Buttflies

Dragons to Butterflies takes you on a journey of tragedy to triumph from the broken heart of an abused child to the beautiful soul of a man. Order your copy on Amazon or CLICK HERE 


Be a part of this life changing event. You can become sponsor or contestant! Each sponsor is offering awesome prizes and discounts for winners and all competitors. Enter now! Contest starts December 26th and runs through January 28th. Have you been wanting to transform yourself? If so, now is the time. Make 2017 your year. For more information on becoming a contestant or sponsor email dragonstobutterflies@gmail.com 


THE STORY: ‘Never Give Up’ is all about the creation of resources to those kept silent by the fear, guilt and shame of abuse, addiction and mental illnesses. We are here to support and encourage the healing of the soul. Today I Laugh is the company that supports this cause and creates these resources. At this time, the campaign is intended to help with the publishing and promotion of, “Dragons to Butterflies; The Metamorphosis of a Man”, “Taming the Dragon; The Adult Coloring Book with a Message”, “The Bridge; “Where Two Souls Unite” and “Within the Chrysalis; It’s an Inside Job”. These books are just the beginning of our dream to help those living in darkness know that they are not alone and that giving up is not their only option. If you would like to help me in my continued stride in sharing my message you can make a donation here.

Order your copy of Dragons to Butterflies from Amazon https://goo.gl/1EORys or directly from my website dragonstobutterflies.com. Makes a great Holiday gift for the avid book reader in your life.