Nancy LaRonda Johnson

more photos (1)

Conrad ...
198 books | 1,589 friends

Ben Sta...
614 books | 5,028 friends

13,422 books | 155 friends

Jaime (...
2,708 books | 2,666 friends

Alaina ...
69,061 books | 322 friends

1,249 books | 484 friends

Michael E.
380 books | 32 friends

1,228 books | 62 friends

More friends…

Nancy LaRonda Johnson

Goodreads Author


in Oakland, CA, The United States


twitter username


Holy Bible: King James Version, Stephen King, Octavia E. Butler, Glori ...more

member since
September 2012

About this author

Nancy LaRonda Johnson is a passionate writer of Christian and other fiction, and has written short stories, poetry and personal journals most of her life. She has a BA in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz and a law degree from USF School of Law. She works as a deputy probation officer.

Her first book, the literary Christian speculative novel, "Anticipation of the Penitent", reached the finals in the 2012 San Francisco Writer's Conference Indie Publishing Contest, and is a 2014 Readers' Favorite Novel Contest winner. "Salted With Fire", a book of short stories and poetry, is her second publication.

Her current projects include: the controversial continuation of "Anticipation of the Penitent", titled "Anticipating Dawn"; a Christian sci-fi novella;

You can get news on the writings of Nancy LaRonda Johnson by going to her website at:

You can also check out previous posts!

Read more of this blog post »
Like  •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on August 20, 2015 16:54 • 3 views
Average rating: 3.70 · 20 ratings · 18 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Anticipation of the Penitent
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Salted With Fire
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Nancy's Recent Updates

Nancy Johnson is now friends with D.K.W.
Nancy Johnson is now following
The Code Switch by Yvetta Franklin
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is a book aimed at school-aged children about how people’s diction doesn’t necessarily express who they are or their level of intelligence. Two best friends, one who uses slang, the other who speaks proper English, become school competitors.

War Child by Emmanuel Jal
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is a true story about a Sudanese boy who willingly became a child soldier to get revenge on Arabs, who had destroyed his village and family. It’s a harrowing story from Emmanuel’s point of view, that stems from his love of his village and mother ...more
Blindness by José Saramago
Rate this book
Clear rating
I saw the movie several years ago and was affected by it for quite some time. It followed the book pretty closely, although the movie is definitely American-based, whereas the novel, though it has no real setting, is European/British-based.

This is a
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
Rate this book
Clear rating
I fell in love with this book right away! From the first sentence, the poetic and human storytelling grabs your attention and places you right into the world of what’s going on and the mind of who’s telling it. It’s the kind of story that I long for… ...more
The Returned by Jason Mott
The Returned
by Jason Mott (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is the book that the TV series was based on, which I’ve never watched, so I can’t compare the book to the series unfortunately. Maybe if it’s on On Demand or Netflix, I’ll check out a couple of episodes. It’s sci-fi, about the dead returning ine ...more
The Conversation by Hill Harper
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is an interesting study on understanding the backstory of and why some think the relationships between Black men and women are so difficult to enter into and sustain.
There are some truths that hit hard, and some info that seem to fit a particula
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I really enjoyed this. It starts off like any other story about upper-middle class, white America... you know, the boy meets the girl who's richer and smarter, gets married and lives a happy American life. But in the midst of this telling, interestin ...more
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Storyteller
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Storyteller is an engaging novel that brings multiple stories into one. There is Minka, a girl whose family becomes victims of the Holocaust. Prior to that, Minka begins to write a novel about a girl who is falling in love with an Upier, Polish f ...more
More of Nancy's books…
“All things are connected. There is no separation, except in the mind, which is most powerful, after reality.”
Nancy LaRonda Johnson

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Making Connections: 747. ANTICIPATION OF THE PENITENT by Nancy LaRonda Johnson 8 82 Apr 07, 2013 07:21AM  
Books, Blogs, Aut...: Authors Available - Christian Fiction / Non Fiction 23 128 Feb 19, 2015 11:36PM  
“All things are connected. There is no separation, except in the mind, which is most powerful, after reality.”
Nancy LaRonda Johnson

71740 Christian Fiction Bloggers — 1133 members — last activity 10 hours, 6 min ago
This group is a place for Christian bloggers to share their blogs, giveaways, etc. Everyone is welcome to join (you don't have to have a blog). Please ...more
62777 Books, Blogs, Authors and More — 3462 members — last activity 1 hour, 20 min ago
Need a place to advertise your blog? You can do that here. Need a place to advertise your book? You can do that here. Need a place to discuss books? Y ...more
71292 Christian Fiction Fans — 966 members — last activity 18 hours, 47 min ago
This group is for people who love Christian Fiction whether it is Romance, Suspense, Historical, or any other genre that is CF. We can discuss Christi ...more
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 7970 members — last activity 39 minutes ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site, including the Goodreads Author Program, Ask the Author, the newslett ...more
33825 How to Promote YOUR book on Amazon — 5963 members — last activity 2 hours, 6 min ago
Are YOU an author? If so I am sure you are aware of how hard it can be to market your book successfully. There is so much you can do on to ...more
60696 Making Connections — 9389 members — last activity 1 hour, 23 min ago
Over 1000 books listed to Read & Review.....come join us. This is a place for Authors, Bloggers, Publishers, Reviewers, Book Tours, Giveaways, and Int ...more
65828 Writers Worth — 1540 members — last activity Nov 09, 2015 05:31AM
Book-lovers unite! Writers Worth is a group where writerly types meet & mingle, and everyone's welcome to promote books, sites, brands, services, and ...more
61720 Writers Café — 273 members — last activity Sep 19, 2015 12:09PM
Writers, come one come all! Do you like writing while sipping on a cup of coffee, or rather, hot chocolate? Or any drink for that matter. Writer's Caf ...more
55537 Smashwords Authors — 772 members — last activity 21 hours, 33 min ago
A place for Smashwords Authors to find each other. You might be published in paper too but if you use Smashwords you can join here. Share concerns or ...more
742 Christian Fiction Devourers — 3869 members — last activity 1 hour, 12 min ago
Follow us on Keeping romance, history, humor, mystery, love, intrigue, and passion interesting, fun, and clean for all Christians. We discuss everythi ...more
More of Nancy’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Lawrence Hello Nancy...Thank you for accepting my friendship into your circle of friends. I look forward to sharing books and reviews with you. It's great to have a new friend on GR with two great things in common...loving our Lord Jesus Christ and the love for books.

Robbie Hi Nancy,

I just finished Lone Wolf. I've read almost all of Jodi Picoult's books and I can't really say why but this one really resonated with me. It's one of my favorites of her books.

back to top