by Joan Johnston Happy Valentine’s Day! I just finished packing up a box of Valentine goodies to ship to my daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids—more paper hearts and flowers than candy ones. I’m enough of a romantic to have been married on Valentine’s Day (a very long time ago!) I hope you’ll share your Valentine’s Day… Read More
One of the most popular romance writers in America today,
former attorney and college professor Joan Johnston has over
10 million books in print world-wide — including the
New York Times bestsellers SISTERS
FOUND, THE COWBOY, THE
TEXAN, THE LONER, THE NEXT MRS.
BLACKTHORNE and NO LONGER A
STRANGER.. THE PRICE represented a milestone in
Johnston’s career as her first hardcover original.
Joan Johnston has an eclectic background. Now the
bestselling, award-winning author of forty-five novels, she
was formerly an attorney with Hunton & Williams in
Richmond, Virginia and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in
Miami, Florida. Joan also worked as a newspaper editor and
drama critic in San Antonio, Texas, as a director of theatre
in Southwest Texas, and as a college professor, most
recently at the University of Miami, Florida. Joan has a
B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University in
Jacksonville, Florida, an M.A. in theatre from the
University of Illinois in Urbana and received her J.D. with
honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
Joan loves to travel and visited England and Scotland to do
research for her Captive Hearts series
(Captive, After the Kiss,
The Bodyguard and The
Bridegroom). She also made journeys to Tahiti,
Australia and Bali–for a South Seas, WWII novel that
she hopes to write. Joan’s books have appeared on the
New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers
Weekly Bestseller Lists.
For her Bitter Creek series, Joan toured the
legendary King Ranch in South Texas and took a course on
tracking (humans and animals!) from a Deputy Marshal deep in
the Big Bend country of West Texas. She also traveled to
Australia to tour the big cattle stations there and see what
life is like Down Under.
Joan is a member of the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc.,
Romance Writers of America and Florida Romance Writers. She
divides her time between homes in Colorado and South
Johnston recently became a grandmother for the second time.
Her daughter, a teacher, lives in the Tampa area. Her son, a
budding novelist, lives in Orlando.
By Joan Johnston You might think that writing books in a series is easier than writing a book that stands on its own, but each type of novel has its challenges. Thirty-eight of my fifty-six novels are connected in some way, part of several different series, including Bitter Creek, Hawk’s Way, Captive Hearts, and Sisters… Read More
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