Anything can inspire this author
Katharine Johnson up for state award
March 31, 2023
In a way, Katharine Johnson's writing career was sparked by a dislike of washing dishes.
The Cloquet author recounts how she was always trying to figure out ways to not do the dishes when she was a little girl.
"So when it was my turn one time, I just scooted upstairs and hid from my mother," she said. "I don't know what possessed me, but I said: 'I can't, I'm writing a book.' And lo and behold, she did the dishes for me."
She started, but never finished, that particular mystery novel, and decided years later that she "owed" her mother a book.
Consider that debt paid.
Johnson's most recen...