Johnny Walker

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Johnny Walker is a musician turned soundman turned storyteller. He has received two Billboard Songwriting Citations and been published in Global entertainment trades. Johnny grew up in the Southwest, sneaking into the den late at night to watch old movies. Having spent most of his youth playing music on the road, he ‘settled down’ in New York City and became submersed in live theater and music venues, this time performing A/V duties from the sound booth. After three decades of entertainment mayhem, Johnny has taken his experiences and transformed them into a fantasy-based trilogy. His writing is heavily influenced from authors ranging from Neil Gaiman to Patricia Highsmith to Orson Scott Card. He lives in New York City where he avidly ...more

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Johnny Walker Hi Martha,

Yes, I have. More than once.
The most memorable, and I'll try to keep this brief, happened backstage at an old theater in Knoxville, TN. I…more
Hi Martha,

Yes, I have. More than once.
The most memorable, and I'll try to keep this brief, happened backstage at an old theater in Knoxville, TN. I was young, touring with a musical play called, Cotton Patch Gospel.

I was behind a plywood wall, waiting for my cue to go on stage. As I stood backstage in the dark, I noticed something bright, high on the catwalk. A man in overalls with a long white beard was staring at me. He wasn't white, as in 'paper' white, but he wasn't transparent, either. He was a good twenty feet away, but at the same time, he was right beside me.

He was calm, and he conveyed a warmth; a sensation similar to that of a grandparent patting a youngster on the head. Pretty much stopped me in my tracks.

When I got to my hotel room later in the evening, there was a message from my sister. My stepmom had died that night.

I worked the old guy into the EKKO story, slightly. Since the ghosts in EKKO are adventurous and full of life, the old guy simply made a cameo appearance in book one.

Thanks for the question, Martha.

Happy writing :)
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Black Coffee (EKKO Trilogy #2)

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It's all About Perception.On a hill in northern Manhattan...

It's all About Perception.
On a hill in northern Manhattan I witnessed an incredible view of Broadway running south. For miles the white lights flickered above a river of red and white car lights. A succession of green traffic lights shined dominantly down the center of the scene, starting at thirty feet wide and ending at half-an-inch. I had to stop and stare. My natural tendency was to wait fo... Read more of this blog post »
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EKKO (Book III)Blue Violin (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: Combining storytelling with abandoned theaters seems to be a recipe for success, at least for those who enjoy delving into the unknown. But CJ’s not in charge of this show, and it’s a whole new set of rules. Finding other humans who share his passion is enlightening, but he can’t seem to break the ice and reveal his secret; that he has what they’re searching for. There’s been a breakthrough in his love hate relationship with the spirit world, but the electrifying step thrusts CJ disturbingly close to those who want a piece of his hide. The spirit world has done all it can do; now it’s up to CJ to decipher the clues and set them in motion. The time has come for the ultimate showdown and this is one ancient battle that cannot be avoided.
EKKO (Book II) Black Coffee (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Sound man extraordinaire CJ Singleton has turned the music world on its head with his audiovisual effects. Throwing caution to the wind, he continues to cross the portals of time, dazzling the concertgoers with his shocking discoveries. That’s not going over so well with the phantoms. Accused of waging war with the spirit world, CJ is yanked from his environment and challenged with a paranormal stand off. CJ’s human pals are starting to demand some answers and it’s time to explain his bizarre behavior, but people with questions will have to get in line. Some terrifying phantoms have first dibs on CJ, and it’s not to commend him. They want the devices he uses to power the stage spectacles. Now that word is out in the spirit world, CJ’s life hangs in the balance with every move he makes. It’s getting tough for CJ to decipher who’s human, and who’s not.
EKKO (Book I Third Edition) White Limousine (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: CJ Singleton loves running sound and lights for rock concerts. A true pioneer in the world of sound design, he knows there’s more to music than just sound frequencies. Just before he embarks on a national tour, his family’s mysterious past begins to unfold. Sinister men now follow him everywhere. CJ has something that belongs to them and they want it back. As the lights go down and the music comes up, the rock-n-roll audience gets more than they bargained for. His heart-pounding spectacles create ripples in the entertainment world, but how he achieves that is questionable and the unwanted attention is creating obstacles. He’s managed to stay a step ahead of everyone, but when a nasty female phantom goes after him, CJ is roughed up and abducted just before a concert. But are his captors’ ghosts … or something else?
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It wasn’t the wretched smell or the passing shadow that scared him. It was the sound, the unusual tone he’d heard each time one of his camping pals had been yanked into the woods in the middle of the night.
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