Author Archives: journojohnson

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for CPO's Inspire magazine but have also written for the New Writer, Classic Ford, Woman Alive and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I have just published my first work of fiction, a romantic novella based around an Alpha Course with Amazon. It can be found at

Rosemary Smith

Here is my second blog in my series, ‘illness and disability. While we are all self-distancing and worried about the Coronavirus, it is worth still remembering those who suffer or have suffered from cancer. Here below is Rosy Smith’s story. … Continue reading

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Writing with illness and disabilities 1

Contentment in the challenges? By Liz Carter It’s such a delight for me to be engaging with Sheila’s questions today. Sheila asked me to share a little about some of the challenges I’ve faced with my long-term lung diseases, especially … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Waireka’ by Sheila Donald, set in nineteenth century New Zealand – a story which makes you see your own life in a new perspective

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Before I start my series on New Zealand, which I visited in November 2019, I am delighted to review a book set in the very place I visited – New Zealand’s North Island. Map…

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My talk on New Zealand and my book Waireka

I would like to share with you my slides of New Zealand which I have put together for my talks. I will also share some of the content with you too. I want you to feel that you were there! … Continue reading

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Alpha Male special offer

From the 2 January for four days, Alpha Male in kindle format is on special offer as a freebie. Please take this opportunity to log on and follow my website and receive this free offer at or if you … Continue reading

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Pen to Print Article about Waireka

A very Happy Christmas to all the followers of this my new website. Please view my latest article about my book, Waireka, which is published just this month in the Arts Council magazine, Pen to print. The link is

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The Loss of a Loved one

The loss of a loved one is always hard to bear whether it be a beloved pet or a family member, although some would say that the two things are interchangeable. The image above shows Zak beside the cactus in … Continue reading

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