Nancy LaRonda Johnson

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Nancy LaRonda Johnson has written short stories, poetry and personal journals most of her life. She received her first writing award in elementary school for a psychological thriller short story. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a law degree.

A probation officer by day, she strives during her off-hours to write interesting characters who make it through trying times. What thrills her most is writing books and stories that give eye-opening takes on controversial topics.

Her first book, the literary Christian suspense novel, Anticipation of the Penitent, about a serial killer and his mother, reached the finals in the San Francisco Writer's Conference Indie Publishing Contest and was a Readers' Favorite Novel Contest winner. Sa
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Nancy LaRonda Johnson As I work full-time, and am not the most disciplined writer, a family friend suggested that I put out a book of short stories as an "in-between" my ne…moreAs I work full-time, and am not the most disciplined writer, a family friend suggested that I put out a book of short stories as an "in-between" my next novel. Unbeknownst to me, it would take a couple of years to get my "in-between" book out. Writing a book of short stories isn't as easy as I considered it would be. Getting beta readers and feedback on each story, to make sure the points I wanted to get across came across, were probably just as time consuming as for a novel.

Some of the stories were written before and added to the collection, while others were written specifically for this publication.(less)
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Anticipation of the Penitent

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Salted With Fire

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Something Told: Spoken Stories

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Audio Books - A New Way of Storytelling?

PictureWhen I was employed as a deputy probation officer and had to commute to work an average of 45 minutes each way, audio books were the way to go. I constantly had a book either on CD or linked from my phone. Though I dreaded the necessary hardship of commuting, I loved being immersed in the verbal telling of stories, either fiction or nonfiction. It didn't matter.

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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.


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