Trudi (White) Johnson was born and grew up in St. John’s, NL though her family’s roots are in Bonavista Bay. After teaching in the public school system in Newfoundland and Labrador for ten years, she returned to university to complete a PhD in Newfoundland History. She is currently an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Memorial, where she enjoys teaching pre-service teachers and researches teacher effectiveness and efficacy. In addition to writing fiction set in Newfoundland and her work at the university, Trudi likes to garden, read murder mysteries, and obsess about hockey and baseball.
Described by The Telegram as “an easy, conversational read,” From a Good Home is Trudi’s first novel. The Northeast Avalon Times declares, “Johnson has created a story with enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of whatever seat you’re occupying.” Trudi has recently completed a very successful book tour through the Atlantic provinces, during which she was interviewed by CTV Atlantic Morning Live, CBC Radio Weekend Mornings, CBC Central NL Morning show, Atlantic Books Today, Arts East magazine, The Miramichi Reader and the Chronicle Herald. She is currently working on a sequel to From a Good Home.
Trudi wants her writing to have a broad appeal. She focuses her stories on the turbulent relationships that all families experience in her hope that readers will find a character with whom they can identify. Trudi would like her readers to share in the lives of her characters, at times to laugh with them and at other times to cry with them. Through her writing, she hopes her readers will see the special connections that we have to the past and appreciate how those who came before us help to shape our lives.
Trudi lives in St. John’s with her husband, Albert.
From a Good Home