word artist | passionate journalist | diligent editor
Award-Winning Writer. Passionate Journalist. Diligent Editor.
Lacey Johnson is an award-winning essayist, editor and journalist who earned her degree from Belmont University. She has worked with a broad range of celebrities and entrepreneurs — including Betsey Johnson, Deepak Chopra, Daymond John and Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson. She spent two years as editor-in-chief for The Connect magazine, where she conceptualized, pitched and secured high-profile features covering celebrities, entrepreneurs, bestselling authors and iconic entities such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She founded The Wonder Report in 2018, and her words can be read in a variety of print and digital media sources including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Woman’s Day, POPSUGAR, Mirabella and others—many of which have been syndicated by Apple News, MSN, The Huffington Post and Yahoo!
With a deep intrigue for human beings, and fiery passion for smacking her readers in the face with the truth, she writes and reports boldly and introspectively about topics that challenge the status quo — in the realms of love and relationships, popular culture, travel, spirituality, women’s issues, motherhood and the nuances of a fulfilling life. She is also deep in the process of co-authoring her first book with celebrity nail artist and television personality Naja Rickette, which is a conscious and gutsy exploration of the illusions of fame, power and success, told through narratives involving some of the people the world most idolizes.
"I'm a big fan of Lacey Johnson's—with good reason. A top-notch professional and inspiring individual, Lacey's curiosity, enthusiasm and sense of wonder fuel an exceptional ability to discover and then unveil the crux of a story with bewitching sentences that hold her readers captive. I became acquainted with Lacey more than two years ago when I went to work for the magazine where she was editor-in-chief. I've found her to be ambitious and diligent yet wise and benevolent, giving her the unusual ability to challenge writers like me but also connect with them personally. Her energy and love of the craft of writing is delectably contagious. I want to be like Lacey when I grow up."
- Toni Lepeska, essayist and journalist
"Aside from a beautiful way with words, Lacey has a devotion to storytelling. We were introduced by my PR team for a feature article that Lacey was to write. We spent over an hour on the phone. Lacey wanted to really know me, my motivation and wrote a gorgeous piece. I've been interviewed and written about many times, but no one has taken the time nor care that Lacey did to make sure who I was touched paper."
- Jeanette Schneider, Author of Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future
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