Virginia Johnson is the Public Communications Librarian at Central Rappahannock Regional Library.

She has a B.A. in anthropology from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is an award-winning member of Virginia Professional Communicators, a division of the National Federation of Press Women. Virginia lives in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband Steve, son Benedict, Sheprador Max, and a trio of felines.

In addition to Virginia Honey: A Sweet History, she has also written Virginia by Stagecoach and co-authored Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf, all for the History Press/Arcadia Publishing.


Barbara Crookshanks, co-author of Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf, received a B.S. in journalism from the University of West Virginia and was a freelance journalist who worked for the Ladies Home JournalThe Free Lance-Star, Selling Power, and Fredericksburg Parent.

She also wrote for and served as editor of the Fredericksburg / Tideland Times.