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Michael R. Johnston

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Michael R. Johnston

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Full Name: Michael R. Johnston
Born: San Francisco, CA USA
Occupation: writer, teacher
Nationality: American


Born in the San Francisco bay area and raised in Napa, California, Michael R. Johnston grew up steeped in everything Science Fiction and Fantasy from Asimov to Zelazny, as well as endless terrible SF TV shows he still has a slightly embarrassed fondness for.

In 1993, he took "a year" off from college. A decade later, burnt out from his job in political research and facing 30, he decided he’d had enough and returned to college, graduating with honors from California State University, Sacramento. In fall 2006, he became a high school English teacher, a job he likens to herding a swarm of angry bees. It’s the best job he’s ever had.

In 2019, his debut novel The Widening Gyre was published by Flame Tree Press. The sequel, The Blood-Dimmed Tide, was released in 2020.

He currently lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife, daughter, and three cats. When he’s not writing or teaching, he spends time with his family, plays video games and tabletop RPGs, and reads. He blogs at, and can be found on Twitter @MREJohnston.

Author photo: © 2018 Karen Osborne

Works in the WWEnd Database

 The Remembrance War

 1. (2019)
 2. (2020)
 3. (2022)