The mother of four works as an office manager for an audio visual company and never had a chance to write before.
“I have always had a love of writing, it’s been a part of me for as long as I can remember,” she said.
“It’s just that the opportunity to actually do anything about it never really arose.
“As I have always had an overactive imagination, I found that creating stories, and scenarios always come easy to me.
“When I was younger it used to be my way of escaping when life got too hard.”
Now that Johnston’s children are older (they are 4, 7, 18 and 19-years-old), she felt she had the time to write.
“The whole process so far has been a daunting experience, one that was made to look at lot easier than it really is,” Johnston explained.
“What I have loved about it though, is the people I have come in contact with.
“Social media plays a big part in how far you can go as an author and I find myself interacting within that world on a daily basis.
“It is hard to get your name out there, but I have found that networking with other authors, book bloggers and reviewers is the best way.”
Johnston’s first book, from start to publication took about nine months.
“I am half-way through the next one so I am hoping this one progresses quickly,” Johnston said.
“My goal, has never really been to become famous, but that would be awesome, it’s about sharing my stories with others, with the hope that they will love them as much as I do.”
Heroes and Villains – California Dreaming 1 is live on all ebook selling platforms. Hard and soft copies can be purchased through Xlibris Publishing or off Johnston herself.
“I have plenty of copies sitting on my kitchen table,” Johnston said.
Two lives entwined in secrets… secrets that threaten to tear them apart before they even begin.
Sophie Valentine was a girl living a privileged life, in the tranquillity of Solana Beach until she was forced to move to Brooklyn under questionable conditions.
In a quiet Brooklyn neighbourhood, Benjamin Sinclair was a troubled boy, leading a secret life. When he met Sophie on the steps of his apartment building the day she moved in, he never envisioned how chaotic and turbulent his life would become.
A battle between the forces of good and evil awaits… one that could leave a devastating effect or be the start of new beginnings.
How will it end…?