Johnny Fox


Johnny Fox—AKA BC Johnny—is an award-winning British-Canadian humo(u)r writer living in Canada. He's worked as a sports journalist since his early 20s, including stints at the Daily Mail, Golf Monthly, Cycling Weekly and Canadian Running. Highlights include chasing Tiger round The Open in 2001, blagging his way to Wembley multiple times and watching Kournikova at Wimbledon. He was there to see Becker and Henman, but kept getting distracted. He's also edited for the Vancouver Sun, written for BC Business and hosted his own radio show in Toronto. Johnny has a First-Class degree in Sports Science—which sounds good but obviously means diddly-squat in the real world. And he loves to run, though vehemently claims it's not "away from" anything and always "towards" something. Usually a post-race buffet. And the 'award-winning' he refers to up top is nothing to do with humour writing: They're all for playing soccer, golf and running. But if people want to assume things. Those humour gongs are imminent, though. It's simply a matter of time... and some focused bribery. Johnny lives in Victoria, British Columbia—the perfect place for his conservative pot-smoking. He's single and something of an anomaly, now being in his mid-40s and never having married. He believes this may be to do with his secret admiration for King Solomon, and would be up for trying out the 700-wives thing—at least for a month.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Humour. Reading it. Writing it. Sharing it. The sunshine. Going running in it and getting my Vitamin D fix. People. Interacting with them and sharing life, stories and positivity. Great food and drink. Not least (in no particular order) coffee, granola bars, nuts, pizza and Subway footlongs. Great music. Songs that make me head-bounce while driving and transport me into an emotional state which opens up my creative channels and really allows me the freedom to let loose and play.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, running, eating, drinking, breathing, listening to music, playing with friends (yes, as a 44-year-old adult who refuses to grow up), meditating by the ocean. Devouring inspirational YouTube videos. Tweeting and building my social media following. Making other good art. Making people smile. Dunking granola bars in coffee. Chasing girls. Chasing squirrels. Shark-spotting.
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Where to find Johnny Fox online


Two Degrees of Separation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Two Degrees of Separation chronicles Johnny Fox's college years. How his burgeoning golf addiction almost derailed his academic plans at 18. How he switched courses, then towns but still couldn't shake the urge to hone his swing. And how, years later, he sought redemption at the college of Saint Mary. Two degrees is a light-hearted account of Johnny's journey from college dropout to star pupil.
Chilled Almonds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,180. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy
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Chilled Almonds is a collection of 40 hilarious humo(u)r columns and essays based on the often absurd and always memorable life experiences and observations of British-Canadian journalist Johnny Fox (AKA BC Johnny). Topics include Johnny's escapades as a Great Dane-evading paperboy, his obsession with (his own) weight, and his (often painful and frequently embarrassing) search for the Holy Gail.

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Jan Tailor
Latest book: Riparian Station. Published January 2, 2017.