The Savage Deeps by TSJ wins 2020 CYGNUS Award
Last Saturday evening, I watched via Zoom as The Savage Deeps achieved First in Category in the 2020 CYGNUS Awards. I want to express my gratitude to the judges, organizers, my readers, fans, family, and friends.
Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside has acquired the series and has just released the third book, Fatal Depth. Moreover, the fourth in the series is out this Fall and I couldn’t be more excited. I love writing these exciting technological sci-fi thrillers. Sharon Fitzhenry, Holly Doll, and Sonya Gilliss at Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd. have given me an incredible opportunity: I am telling a grand story about climate change, family ties, destiny, future resource exploitation, and the conflict that follows. This is a near future that I foresee happening: the pressures of exploding populations and the thirst for new resources — exacerbated by climate change — are going to drive the superpowers to search out new resources and food stocks, causing a new Cold War. History has shown that the need for resources causes conflict, and our future will surely follow this precedent, especially as the oncoming climate chaos hits the surface nations.
Thank you to everyone for supporting me, buying and reading my work, and your ongoing enthusiasm about my writing. It all means so, so much, and I promise I will keep you on the edge of your seats!
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— TSJ, 12 June 2021
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“The excitement factor in ‘Fatal Depth’ is no joke … I read the second half of the book in one sitting …” — SFcrowsnest
“It’s an SF techno-thriller that opens with a tidal wave of action (literally!) and never lets up. Indeed, Fatal Depth is an unpretentious, hugely entertaining read set in a vividly realized and all-too-plausible future world. Mix one part Tom Clancy with one part Ian Fleming and the result might well be Timothy S. Johnston …” — Michael Libling, author of Hollywood North: A Novel in Six Reels
“Heart-stopping action! … There’s a reason Johnston was the winner of the 2018 Global Thriller Award.” — 5 Stars at Readers’ Favorite
“The story torpedoes forward with blood-wet battles … certainly binge-worthy reading.” — J.J. Martin, Author of Father Sweet
“Fatal Depth is a whirlpool of a novel that sucks the reader right in and doesn’t let go.” — J.J. Dupuis, Author of the Creature X Mysteries
THE WAR BENEATH: FIRST PLACE 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Action / Adventure Category Winner, 2019 Silver Falchion Award Finalist, 2018 CLUE Award Semi-Finalist, & 2019 CYGNUS Award Shortlister
THE SAVAGE DEEPS: FIRST PLACE 2020 CYGNUS Award Winner, 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Awards Finalist, 2019 CLUE Award Shortlister
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