Judith Johnson

I'm a country girl and my heart is always in the country as reflected in many of my stories. Red sand hills, golden wattle, and spinifex are the highs for me, although I love my little piece of sub-tropical heaven where I live on The Far North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

A vivid dream I had to put down on paper set me off on this journey of writing the stories I need to tell. My love of traveling to many countries also inspires my stories, as does men's Italian made shoes, a face in a magazine, a scene, crowded airports, a piece of conversation, and music. I can't resist books about Sheiks and Regency "naughty" boys.

My mother was a storyteller, weaving tales, looking into the embers of a log fire, cloud formations, tea leaves in a cup, and storms. As a very young girl I used to write plays for my friends to act in. I had ambitions of becoming an Art teacher. It didn't happen but I painted in oils until my writing took over. My wonderful, supportive husband and I share a daughter and two sons.

As a member of Romance Writers of Australia I have been included in one of their anthologies and received top marks in an award winning competition. I helped start a support group for seven romance writers known as "Rainbow Writers", the name taken from this area known as the Rainbow Region, and we meet monthly. I'm also president of a writing group on the New England Tablelands of New South Wales, 167 kilometres (104 miles) west of here, and we have produced two anthologies.

My contact information is:
Facebook as Judith Johnson
Email: bobandjude@vnet.com.au

Pearls of the Past
by Judith Johnson