Category: Awards

Newspaper Article on TSJ and THE SAVAGE DEEPS

Newspaper Article on TSJ

There was a wonderful article on my writing and books yesterday in The London Free Press.  The topics focused on my writing philosophy, mission, inspirations, and important themes in my new series The Rise of Oceania:  resource exploitation, climate change, and the legacy our fathers leave for us, for good or for bad.  I hope you enjoy the article (link below).  Thanks to entertainment reporter Joe Belanger.

https://lfpress.com/entertainment/books/plotting-his-escape-award-winning-london-authors-sci-fi-murder-mystery-thrillers-his-way-of-getting-away-from-it-all

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“Reading The Savage Deeps is like watching a movie … mesmerizing … Torpedoes, mines, imploded subs, and bodies litter the ocean floor … Johnston is an author skilled in bringing life to his characters through dialogue, engaging readers’ emotions by their behaviors and thinking, and creating brilliant settings, all of which play out like scenes in a movie.” — Five Stars from Readers’ Favorite

The Savage Deeps delivers on every level.” — SFcrowsnest

The Savage Deeps is like a futuristic Das Boot with a lot of intense action and some interesting technology … full of spine-tingling thrills … I give The Savage Deeps a five star rating.” — A Thrill A Week

Praise for THE WAR BENEATH

“If you’re looking for a techno-thriller combining Ian Fleming, Tom Clancy and John Le Carré, The War Beneath will satisfy … a ripping good yarn, a genuine page-turner.” — Amazing Stories
“One very riveting, intelligent read!” — Readers’ Favorite
“If you like novels like The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising,
you will certainly enjoy The War Beneath.” — A Thrill A Week
“If you’re here for thrills, the book will deliver.” — The Cambridge Geek
“… an engaging world that is highly believable …” — The Future Fire
“This is a tense, gripping science fiction/thriller of which Tom Clancy might well be proud . . . When I say it is gripping, that is the simple truth.” — Ardath Mayhar
“… a thrill ride from beginning to end …” — SFcrowsnest
“… if you like Clancy and le Carré with a hint of Forsyth thrown in,
you’ll love The War Beneath.” — Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee (RET),
2017 Nebula Award & 2018 Dragon Award Finalist
“Fast-paced, good old-fashioned Cold War espionage … a great escape!” — The Minerva Reader

TSJ’s THE SAVAGE DEEPS Shortlisted for Two Awards

TSJ’s THE SAVAGE DEEPS Shortlisted for Two Awards

This week The Savage Deeps was shortlisted for the 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Award and the 2019 CLUE Award (for Suspense/Thriller novel) by Chanticleer Book Reviews.

The War Beneath Wins a First Place 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Award in the Action / Adventure Category!

Previously I posted that THE WAR BENEATH was a semi-finalist in the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Awards. I found out on Friday 10 May that the book won First Place in the Action / Adventure category. These awards are known as the CIBAs. Here’s the announcement: