About Joan Johnston


One of the most popular romance writers in America today, Joan Johnston has more than 10 million books in print world-wide— including the New York Times bestsellers SISTERS FOUND, THE COWBOY, THE TEXAN, THE LONER, THE NEXT MRS. BLACKTHORNE and NO LONGER A STRANGER. THE PRICE represented a milestone in Johnston’s career as her first hardcover original.

Now the bestselling, award-winning author of fifty novels, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, Joan has an eclectic background. She was formerly an attorney with Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Miami, Florida. Joan also worked as a newspaper editor and drama critic in San Antonio, Texas, as a director of theatre in Southwest Texas, and as a college professor, most recently at the University of Miami, Florida. Joan has a B.A. in theatre arts from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida, an M.A. in theatre from the University of Illinois in Urbana and received her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Joan loves to travel and has visited both England and Scotland to research her Captive Hearts series (CAPTIVE, AFTER THE KISS, THE BODYGUARD and THE BRIDEGROOM) and INVINCIBLE. She also made journeys to Tahiti, Australia and Bali—for a South Seas, WWII novel that she hopes to write.

For her Bitter Creek series, Joan toured the legendary King Ranch in South Texas and took a course on tracking (humans and animals!) from a Deputy Marshal deep in the Big Bend country of West Texas. She also traveled to Australia to tour the big cattle stations there and see what life is like Down Under.

Joan is a member of the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc., International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America. She resides in Colorado.   Her daughter, a professional organizer and freelance writer, her son-in-law and two grandchildren with whom she loves to play tennis live in Florida.  Her son, also a budding novelist, lives in Seattle.