Nancy LaRonda Johnson

Goodreads Author


Born
in Oakland, CA, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

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

Member Since
September 2012

URL


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;
...more

Popular Answered Questions

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)
Average rating: 3.91 · 23 ratings · 21 reviews · 4 distinct works
Anticipation of the Penitent

3.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Salted With Fire

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Something Told: Spoken Stories

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Carry the Light Volume 5

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating

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

When It's Time to Write, You Write

It's been about two and a half years since I've written anything, with the passing of my mom in July 2018 and going through probate. Yeah, I wasn't writing for a while before she passed. But that stress is almost all over, thank you God.

And now, with this COVID-19 thing, there's more time of just me. There's still work from home, yes; but the live, in-person activity I used to be involved with -- Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on April 25, 2020 11:05

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Nancy’s Recent Updates

Nancy Johnson is now friends with SecretsKeptMovie
Nancy Johnson is now following
3058
Nancy Johnson rated a book it was amazing
Persianality by Michael Ben Zehabe
Persianality
by Michael Ben Zehabe (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Persianality by Michael Benzehabe takes the reader on a journey of an immature, young woman, desperately “in love”, who finds her way to learning what true love and sacrifice means. The author puts you smack in the mind of a most quintessential unrel ...more
Nancy Johnson rated a book really liked it
Wisdom From a Father by Joe Siccardi
Wisdom From a Father
by Joe Siccardi (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I was a bit hesitant reading this book. I was unsure what it was really about. But as I let myself just enjoy the read, not looking for the connective tissues between each piece but rather the reasoning behind the writing of the book, I began to look ...more
Nancy Johnson has read
Switch-a-Roo by Yvetta Doll Franklin
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nancy Johnson rated a book it was amazing
Aphorism for a Cracked Window by Celeste G. Davila
Rate this book
Clear rating
The poetry in Aphorism for a Cracked Window by Celeste Davila is filled with imagery and flow, depicting the author’s emotions and observations from her distinct perspective…the cracked windows of buses and BART trains.

​Told through the lenses of thr
...more
Nancy Johnson has read
Switch-a-Roo by Yvetta Doll Franklin
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nancy Johnson rated a book it was amazing
Unassimilated by Michael Ben Zehabe
Unassimilated
by Michael Ben Zehabe (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Unassimilated by Michael Benzehabe takes you on a journey of sound and complex characters, political intrigue, and thrills that give you just enough of reality and imagination. Zoe, an Iranian Jew, desires nothing more than to find safety for herself ...more
Nancy Johnson has read
Something Told by Nancy LaRonda Johnson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Nancy Johnson answered Goodreads's question: 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 next novel. Unbeknownst to me, it would take a couple of years to get my "in-between" book out. Writin See Full Answer
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 23 129 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 — 1731 members — last activity 13 minutes 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). Plea ...more
62777 Books, Blogs, Authors and More — 3760 members — last activity Jul 30, 2020 08:00AM
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 — 1344 members — last activity Aug 01, 2020 04:06PM
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 Christ ...more
31471 THE Group for Authors! — 11583 members — last activity 1 hour, 4 min ago
This is a group for authors to discuss their craft, as well as publishing and book marketing.
33825 How to Promote YOUR book on Amazon — 7910 members — last activity Aug 04, 2020 08:52PM
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 Amazon.com to ...more
60696 Making Connections — 12713 members — last activity 2 hours, 18 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
61720 Writers Café — 268 members — last activity May 04, 2020 08:33PM
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 Ca ...more
65828 Writers Worth — 1522 members — last activity Aug 05, 2020 05:50AM
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
55537 Smashwords Authors — 844 members — last activity Aug 03, 2020 02:32AM
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
139162 Hanging Out With Author Pam Funke — 53 members — last activity Jul 21, 2014 02:21PM
All things Christian from books to movies to discussions and trivia.
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