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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.
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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
The “Covid Cut”
I’ve been quarantining with my family since March 13. I’ve barely gone out as we all wait for The Pause to end. I’ve been focusing on writing another book in The Rise of Oceania, along with watching a hell of a lot of news. I have a lot to say about what we’re living through, but will put my thoughts in a future article. ***
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TSJ on THE FLY Starring Vincent Price
Movie: THE FLY (1958)
Starring: Vincent Price, David Hedison, Patricia Owens
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Sequels: RETURN OF THE FLY, CURSE OF THE FLY, THE FLY, THE FLY II
Writer: George Langelaan (original story in Playboy)
Screenplay: James Clavell! (THE FLY was his first filmed screenplay)
During this Coronavirus outbreak, I took the opportunity to watch the original film THE FLY with my 12 year old daughter. We’re shuttered inside, and while I spend a great deal of my time writing, we’re also watching a lot of movies, streaming shows, and playing games. THE FLY is a wonderful “horror” film from the 1950’s, part of my new BluRay package of FLY films, and has an important message for all content creators and creative writers.
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Article by TSJ at The Speculative Fiction Showcase
Here’s a new article I wrote about how climate change and the need for new resources to sustain exploding populations might trigger a new Cold War.
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TSJ Visits Cold War OBERON Class Submarine HMCS Ojibwa
Last summer I had the pleasure of visiting the HMCS Ojibwa, located in Port Burwell, Ontario, at the Museum of Naval History on the shore of Lake Erie.
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TSJ Included in “Ten Authors Who Write Captivating Thrillers”
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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.
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The first review of The Savage Deeps has appeared at Readers’ Favorite. Waiting for the first professional opinion is always a nail-biting experience. Thankfully, it’s a glowing five-star review that gives away no spoilers. Check it out here:
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It’s that time of year.
I survived another trip around the sun.
Another 365 days passing faster than ever before.
Another year of lost sleep, another year of blood, sweat, and tears, and another year of stress, heartache, and agony.
And another year of rip-roaring fun and excitement.