JOAN JOHNSTON

New York Times’ Bestselling Author

Fact Sheet

Books published to date:
  • 48
First Hardcover Original:
  • The Price (March 2003)
Books in print:
  • Over 10 million worldwide
New York Times Bestsellers:
  • THE NEXT MRS. BLACKTHORNE (2005)
  • NO LONGER A STRANGER (2005)
  • SISTERS FOUND (2002)
  • THE LONER (2002)
  • THE TEXAN (2001)
  • FRONTIER WOMAN (2001)
  • THE COWBOY (2000)
  • First Novel Published: A LOVING DEFIANCE (1985)
Awards and Honors:
  • Romance Writers of America’s “Honor Roll” of authors who have ranked in the top 15 New York Times, top 50 USA Today, or top 15 Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. (Johnston has appeared on all three.)
  • Paperback Book Club of America’s Book Rak Award (twice)
  • Romantic Times’ Best Western Historical Series Award (twice)
  • Romantic Times’ Best New Western Writer
  • Romantic Times’ Best Historical Series Award
  • The Maggie (twice)
  • Finalist: RITA Award for THE DISOBEDIENT BRIDE.
Former Career:
  • Attorney – 5 years
    • Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Virginia
    • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Miami
  • College professor – 9 years
    • Southwest Texas Junior College
    • Barry University
    • University of Miami
Degrees:
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D. with honors
  • University of Illinois in Urbana, M.A. in Theatre
  • Jacksonville University, B.A. in Theatre Arts cum laude
Born:
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
Family:
  • Father was a career Air Force sergeant, mother taught music. Johnston was the third of seven children (six girls; one boy). She has two grown children and one grandchild.