Author Johnnie Calloway Provides Raw Account of Life-Long Abuse

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New book shows how life’s struggles serve as inspiration for transformation

Johnnie Calloway has spent much of his life fighting one battle after another. A long train of unfortunate events carried him from a violent childhood to an equally unstable adulthood. Calloway chronicles his journey to create a promising future from an oppressive past in “Dragons to Butterflies: Metamorphosis of a Man.”

Calloway recounts his endless struggles in “Dragons to Butterflies.” He narrates his early years with an emotionally and physically abusive father, which led to substance abuse and mental illness as an adult. Calloway provides a detailed history with his demons, using his trials and tribulations to propel him towards growth and strength.

“It was incredibly painful to relive some of the moments that I wrote about in Dragons to Butterflies,” Calloway said. “But in order to inspire others I knew I would need to be open about all that I have been through. My hope is that others will be motivated to move beyond their abuse and use the past as motivation for the future.”

“Dragons to Butterflies” takes one man’s true story of cruelty and transforms it into one of love, forgiveness and hope. For more information on the author and book, please visit

“Dragons to Butterflies: Metamorphosis of a Man”
By Johnnie Calloway
ISBN: 9781504354127 (hardcover) 9781504354103 (softcover) 9781504354110 (e-book)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Balboa Press

About the author
Johnnie Calloway grew up in a small town in Kentucky. He has written two books, "Taming the Dragon" and "Dragons to Butterflies, The Metamorphosis of a Man", and is currently working on his sequel, "Within the Chrysalis, It's an Inside Job".


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