My professional background includes teaching, newspaper production, writing, and editing. I’ve studied art, theology, and literature. The common thread seems to be a love for story and mystery.

In a Poe-style world in which I write my own reviews, you would see, “If you like Flannery O’Connor, George Saunders, and Truman Capote, you could do worse than Joe Johnson.”

This site contains bunches of my published writing, including links to where you can read it. And as more stuff gets published, I will add it here. Feel free to ask me about the unpublished. I might have a book or two sitting around somewhere.

Thanks for checking in.