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 the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.

The Trials of Isabella Smugge

The Trials of Isabella Smugge is the second book of author, Ruth Leigh, and her lifestyle blogger and influencer, Isabella Smugge. It is somewhat darker or you could say, more realistic than the first book, the Diary of Isabella Smugge. … Continue reading

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My Scottish holiday and Harper’s Highland Fling

Over the August Bank Holiday, my husband and I took my elderly mother-in-law to visit her family in Scotland. The weather was brilliantly sunny. Indeed, we were probably in the best part of the country for the weather. We visited … Continue reading

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Creativity Matters

At the start of the new school year has your passion for writing deserted you? Do you feel all dry and used up? Help is at hand with the new book compiled by author, Wendy H Jones and a compendium … Continue reading

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I have always journaled in my life in one form or other. As a youngster my diary took more of the form of a step-by-step view of my day. E.g. Got up had breakfast, made my bed. Altogether rather a … Continue reading

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My Interview

I was recently interviewed online by A requested interview and well worth doing if you are asked. I believe you have to be invited. It’s free of charge and a great way of promoting yourself and your writing. Although … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Vikings

The recent UK television series, Time, explored some interesting issues regarding prisons, crime and forgiveness. As you watched the three part series, you were able to put yourself in the place of the main character, excellently played by Sean Bean. … Continue reading

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When this is all over…

This book of poems and prose from writers across the world has just been published and I’m happy to say that I’m one of the selected writers for my poem ‘A Piece of Thyme’ written about the first meeting between … Continue reading

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My University course’s ending

After almost a year’s hard study, I handed in my last assignments last week. Hooray. Now I just have to wait for the marking and then, hopefully, in the autumn, a graduation. I certainly feel that my writing has improved … Continue reading

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Recently on Facebook, a little message has come up saying – who would you most like to meet and dine with in history? There are so many interesting writers and artists I would have liked to have met. Jane Austen … Continue reading

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Loss and Death

The loss of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the longest serving consort in history, has been an event with worldwide significance. The funeral last Saturday, 17 April, was watched across every corner of the world, especially countries in the commonwealth … Continue reading

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