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Bettye Johnson - Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls

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Moving from the cotton fields in Texas to the embassies of Paris and Tokyo, Bettye Johnson has a woven tapestry of experiences. Born in 1929, she hasexperienced the Great Depression along with an environment of bigotry, prejudice and with her many moves became a free thinker. Employed in the ForeignService of the U.S. State Department as a code clerk encoding and decoding highly classified documents, she worked in the Paris embassy and later the embassyin Tokyo.  Johnson received a fascinating non-academic education from these two tours of duty.  She left the Foreign Service to further her experiences bybecoming the wife of a career military man, mother of three sons, a government employee, Federal Women’s Program Coordinator for a government district office, program director of a holistic health center, minister of Divine Science, and now an author. Bettye Johnson is the award-winning author of Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls, an Independent Publishers Book Award Winner 2006 and Mary Magdalene, Her Legacy, an Independent Publishers Book Award Winner 2008. Johnson's latest book is a memoir of her three years in Paris and titled An Uncommon Education: A Memoir. Her other books are A Christmas Awakening, Awakening the Genie Within and What the Blank Do We Know About the Bible. Her book Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls  has been translated into Italian and it will soon be published in Spanish. Bettye is a popular speaker and conducts workshops on various topics. Her websites are http://www.magdalenescrolls.com and http://bettyejohnson.com. She is also on Facebook.