Monday, April 25, 2016

Blogger Down

Hi all...

As you'll notice, I've taken down most of my blog for the moment. I've kept it active, because eventually I will be blogging again. (Plus I left the SLAM blog up, in case people are interesting in checking it out.)

At the moment I'm working on my next book, and my literary agent requested I take down most of the entries until the next book comes out. 

I'm sorry, but I can't give you guys any more info than that, for now. But TRUST me, as soon as I have anything to share, I promise you'll hear about it (ad nauseum, my apologies in advance)...until then, I'll be writing, acting & doing all the other tomfoolery you're used to.

Thank you ALL for being such loyal, incredible supporters & making me laugh. You have no idea how much your words mean to me.

Until next time, see you on twitter!

Love

Kristen Johnston
@kjothesmartass

Monday, November 24, 2014

FINALLY!!!! SLAM update!!!


I know you guys have been dying to know about SLAMnyc.org, and any updates...and I FINALLY have one for you!

First of all, whether you've given us $25 or $250, each and every donation has meant the world to us, and is finally being put to good use.

To fill you in, 8 years ago I heard that there were over 30 sober high schools throughout the US.  4 in Boston area alone.
Yet NYC & state has zero.

We at SLAM have worked our asses off trying to get the NYC board of Ed to give us a yes to go ahead with the school, and despite many people passionately supporting the idea, and multiple meetings with the board, we've been unsuccessful.

Our one true champion through all of this has been Erik Bottcher as well as Michelle Lipinski, the brilliant & talented principal of our sister school in Mass, North Shore Recovery High school.
She's come down to meetings at city hall, attended fundraisers, always bringing dazzling graduates of her program.

I have to be totally honest, I was on the verge of shutting SLAM down & donating the raised funds to Michelles school. I mean, after multiple failed attempts to get the board to understand the dire necessity of a program like this, I began to feel hopeless.

Thank God for our passionate board, run by Thomas Krauss, and the exceptional support of Joe Schrank, Dr. Scott Beinenfeld, Julie Michaels, and ALL OF YOU.