Johnny is a poet, children’s author, greeting cards writer and a songwriter. He truly believes that he was born to write. As a child, he was very shy and quiet, but imaginative. He wrote his first poem while in the third grade. In high school, he took courses in Advance Composition and Creative Writing. While in the U.S. Army, Johnny studied with The Institute of Children’s Literature. He completed the courses offered there in July of 1980.
So far, Johnny has written five children’s books. Of those five books, THE STORY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., is a bestselling, 200-word, board book biography.
Also, Clear Fork Publishing will be releasing SILENCE, PLEASE: A Collection of Children’s Poems; and, PEACE, GOODWILL TO ALL (Christmas Haikus), in the year 2018.
Furthermore, Johnny is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He is committed to doing his very best in order to inspire and uplift generations to come. Johnny resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and two of their three daughters.