Joy Johnson


I have traveled all over the United States as both an active duty United States Marine and now as a Veteran. It is my supreme hope that my characters find their way into the world and provide others with the same kind of wonder that they have provided me with these past years. Don't forget to check out my book, 'The Death Dealer Diaries: Ashes To Ashes,' on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. Here's the link:

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The Death Dealer Diaries: Ashes To Ashes
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 22,640. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
This is the journal of Mal, a sixteen year old girl who struggles to survive in Earth’s final days. Her journey begins when Death Dealers, aliens that hunt in silence, begin harvesting humans from her village.
Miria's Trial Of Faith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Miria and Pax are a sister and a brother who have run out of luck. Stranded and alone in a violent storm, Miria must find a way to save Pax when she discovers that he is dying from exposure. Together the two battle the elements and find that with a little grace, their lives might be saved.
Sherk: A Compilation Of Maddening Thoughts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This piece is a compilation of poems that I am dedicating to the dark and creepy things that happen within our society. It stands in representation of those whom do not have a voice to speak out.
The Choice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Inspirational
A young woman finds herself in another dimension after a near fatal car crash. There she meets an angel and a demon who fight to gain possession of her soul. Together, they help her face the reasons for her car crash, and force her to make a decision that could mean the difference between life and eternal slumber.
A Bedtime Myth
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
A recently widowed father is confronted with the impossible task of explaining to his young son the circumstances surrounding his mother's death. As he resorts to a bedtime myth to explain their new situation, he is forced to realize something very true about himself and their shared grief.
Mosley's Change of Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
This is the story of Mosley; an ant born into a desert colony that has not seen a change in life for more than a hundred ant years. However, when a female is born to the colony one day, Mosley must decide between giving into his colony's age old way of thinking, or protect the child and be forever banished from the only home he has ever known.
The Tandem Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
James and Jamie are two very different people. James is a raging alcoholic most of the time, while Jamie is a sweet heart pacifist. However, when the two are thrust together into a universe that will only allow one of them to fully live, they must make a harrowing decision. Set in the dark swamp country of the east, these two will have to fight to the death in order to fully live.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Graza and Xrallar are two gargoyles living in modern day society. Their war with the human Hunter that wishes them dead is only surpassed by their hatred for each other. Set in the dark confines of one fateful night, two will live and one will die as they face each other in their final battle of wits against wills.

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  • Watching From a Distance on May 16, 2012

    On the positive side: This is a very creative idea. It seems to have likeable characters. On the negative side: There are MANY technical problems. Grammar is the most noticeable issue with the piece. Miss use of adverbs, and bad sentence structure should be rooted out before publication. Words for the author: You have a creative mind. This much is clear. However, I suggest you take some remedial college level writing classes. I also suggest you find a creative writing group and become a member. Sometimes reading your story aloud to an audience will help you develop the piece better than on your own.
  • Frontier 9 on May 16, 2012

    On the positive side: The story sounds interesting. I liked the author's dedication to description throughout the piece. On the negative side: Grammar is an issue. The sentence structures throughout are riddled with technical problems. Words for the author: You have a good idea here, but for some reason, you have not developed it into a perfected masterpiece before publication. This leaves the reader feeling frustrated. Please find a creative writing group in your area, or start one of your own and meet at the library. They may be able to help you unlock issues in your writing that you may not have seen before. Good luck! Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • Zombie Nights on May 17, 2012

    This was quite a fun read! I enjoyed the descriptive details of how the main character zombie felt in the beginning as he clawed his way out of his shallow grave. VERY GOOD! Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • Fryupdale on May 17, 2012

    On the positive side: The story does seem to flow. The characters are believable, and the plot does seem to work out. On the negative side: There is a slight problem with repetition of facts such as, "on again off again boyfriend." There is a good bit of foul language throughout, perhaps a bit more than necessary. Words to the author: This story is good, but the characters' occupations may be a bit hard for your readers to relate to; just something to think about. Overall, I did enjoy it. Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • The Seduction of Gabriel Stewart on May 17, 2012

    On the positive side: The main character does fit the description of what a woman in the 1800s may have acted/thought like...ish. The descriptions are vivid and clear of situations and events. On the negative side: **sigh** In my opinion, this is just another piece of writing that exemplifies the sexist teachings of a patriarchal society. Aka: The main character is a woman who is 'appalled' by the near naked people on stage, but yet attracted to them as well... Boring. Do we really need yet another story about male / female sexual dominance? Words to the Author: You have a talent for writing. This much is shown in this story. Why are you wasting your gift on drivel that in the end doesn't really benefit anyone? My advise would be to focus on issues that our society has TODAY. I believe once you focus on this your reader base will grow. Good luck. Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • The Mating: The original Law of the Lycans story on May 17, 2012

    On the positive side: I found the story enveloping and interesting. It made me want to keep reading. The language was clear and easy to read. I love it when grammar and technical issues are not present in a published work! On the negative side: There is a LOT of sexist ideology at play in the story. The fact that Elise didn't have a choice in whom she would marry was largely annoying. I would have liked to have seen her fight her way out of the arranged marriage. Words to the author: You have talent in my opinion. Please keep at it, and try to focus on female leads that are more aggressive and self assured. This kind of woman will be more appealing to a larger audience. Good luck with your future pieces. Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore on May 17, 2012
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    On the positive side: The story has a great deal of imagination. It has good bones. On the bad side: This was definitely as story written by a man FOR A MAN. The main character is completely condescending toward Bliss the female lead. The author seems to want her to be an idiot to make the male lead seem more intelligent than he really is. I also found the storyline hard to follow. There aren't enough descriptive details. Aka: There is little to no introduction or back story of characters. Words to the Author: I understand that this is a short story, and not a novel. However, in my opinion, you need more rounding of your characters. I hate your representation of Bliss. You will quickly find that women of today will as well, and your reader base will suffer because of your lack of a good, strong female lead. Good luck with your future pieces. Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • A Bride for Tom on May 17, 2012

    I loved this story! Very well written. Characters are believable and enjoyable. The humor and imagery are very well thought out. Love, love, loved it! Good work! Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1) on May 17, 2012

    On the positive side: I love the story's imagery. It is very well conceived. On the negative side: Grammar and punctuation are an issue. These two problems in combination give the reader a slight issue with the flow of the story. Words to the Author: You have an obvious talent. Keep going! However, please work out the technical issues you have with writing. Commas, and paragraph structure are just as important as creativity when it comes to writing. Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • Ihr privates Finanzmanagement - Ein Überblick on May 17, 2012
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    When one publishes something in another country, one must remember to WRITE IN A LANGUAGE THE COUNTRY CAN READ!! **Sigh** Keep working on it, and republish when it has been translated into English. Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • Twice As Irresistible on May 17, 2012

    On the positive side: The story's grammar and punctuation seem to be in good order. Descriptions are straight forward and clear. On the negative side: Wow. Is it really necessary to mention the male lead's penis in the first two pages? I've read good erotica and bad. This is bad. Words to the Author: Why are you wasting your talent on junk like this? My advice: Focus your energy and your writing abilities on stories that have sex, but also some kind of a real plot. Good luck on your future writing endeavors. Respectfully, Joy Johnson Freelance Writer
  • After Life: Love on June 01, 2012

    What a wonderful book! Very well written, and I'm surprised it is not for sale! Respectfully, Joy Johnson
  • Survival Instincts on Nov. 27, 2012

    On the positive side: I loved the suspense and thrill of this short story. It possessed good grammar and punctuation, which I believe every reader in some way does cherish. On the negative side: I found some of the technical aspects of the story difficult to digest. There is no separation between the copyright page, the story, or the 'about the author' page. This confused me some, especially in the beginning. Transitions between setting and action were also a bit rough. My biggest complaint though, is that the author gives no explanation as to why Leanne's 'yes,' was the trigger for Kyle's psychotic break. However, this is a short story and as every reader should know, short stories are often a different animal in the literary world. All in all, though, not a bad read.