Richard Johnson


Descended from Irish Nobles and a Barbary Coast Pirate, my interests are, by breeding, strange.
After 28 years as a USAF Civil Engineer building hospitals and schools around the world, I find that knowing how to say "Please" and "Thank you" in the native language and being polite to be the best PR a person can have.
I've been writing since the 1970's though only recently seeking a mass market for my material. I am famous in my own circles so Smashwords is an experiment in expanding myself.

I am a single father who enjoys Martial Arts, Kayaking, Geocaching, Astronomy, reading, building things, inventing, brewing Mead, traveling and dressing up. I am also a Third Degree Gardnerian High Priest (Witch) of Desert Henge Coven in Tucson.
Likes include a good pizza and Godiva Chocolate.

Anything else I should include? Let me know.

Where to find Richard Johnson online


101 More Bits of Useful Advice for the Paddler, Hiker and Camper, Vol IV
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,950. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Canoeing
Volume Four in the Helpful Advice series with even more useful information and ideas culled form a few decades of making mistakes and surviving long enough to fix them. You get to avoid many problems and enhance your experience.
101 More Bits of Useful Advice for the Paddler, Hiker and Camper; Vol III
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,380. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Canoeing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
The third volume in the 101 hints series, filled with more ideas on how to enrich your paddling experience.
101 More Bits of Useful Advice for the Paddler, Hiker and Camper, Vol II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,230. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Canoeing
Another in the infamous 101 Hints series with more thoughts to improve your outdoor experience.
101 Bits of Useful Advice for the Padler, Hiker and Camper, Vol I
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 103,890. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Canoeing
a series of books that contain ideas on how to improve your camping experience and things to avoid. Filled with wit, humor and pathos, you will come away more knowledgeable for the effort.
A Paddlers Guidebook to the Lower Colorado River; Hoover Dam to Cottonwood Cove
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,180. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping & RVing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
The only Guidebook to the Colorado River below Hoover Dam. Specifically designed for paddlecraft (canoes and kayaks) and multi-day trips, this work describes the sights along this river and how to find them.
101 Bits of Useful Advice for the Paddler, Hiker and Camper, Vol I
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 103,900. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
The updated Second Edition of 101 Bits of Useful Advice for the Hiker, paddler and camper.
Red Nails Broken
Price: Free! Words: 32,390. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What is Conan the Barbarian were a woman? This is Robert E. Howard's famed novella _Red Nails_, written as if Conan were a woman and Valeria were a man.
Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Part two the the Kitsune series, once again Jason Obrien is taken to medieval Japan to fight a Demon-Lord.
Foxy Lady
Price: Free! Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A Fox Spirit from Medieval Japan visits modern America seeking a hero to protect a small village from bandits.
Revenge is Sweet
Price: Free! Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the Government becomes a criminal, justice vanishes and the only thing left is revenge.
The Long Road Home
Price: Free! Words: 16,370. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
When Frank Grenfeld stops by a bar for a quick drink, he receives a letter addressed to Lady Frances Greenfield insisting tthat she come home and save her father's Barony. Mistakes are made but who made the biggest one?
Price: Free! Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Essay » Political
Quite often, things are not as they seem and the very people who you despise are often the ones who can pass judgment on you.
I Dream of Jeannie
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When you find a magic lamp that contains a Genie, the intelligent person will think before they make a wish.
Crap Shoot
Price: Free! Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(2.00 from 1 review)
Years ago, a pair of college girls was rescued from a party-gone-bad, then abducted by an alien in need of a crew. A few years later, they abandoned their alien savior on Earth and are forced to return to find and rescue him to prevent interstellar criminals from raiding the Earth. To do this, they need help.
Price: Free! Words: 51,860. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
A love story set in Renaissance Kosovo. Amid the turbulant times of the Turkish invasions of Europe and the Inquisition, two people seek toovercome thier past and seek a new future.
Another Journey to the Center of the Earth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,650. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Janice Obrien follows the novel by Jules Verne to find her husband.
The Tale of Leonardo
Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(3.00 from 1 review)
A time-traveler from the time of Leonardo da Vinci meets a modern art student.
Lincoln Isle
Price: Free! Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A former cop turned mercenary tries to rescue survivors of a crashed airplane on an island filled with monsters.
Vegas and Beyond
Price: Free! Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
An unemployed man uses a stolen device from a UFO to pay his bills.
Paddling Gear You Can Make For The Do-It-Yourself And Poverty-Strricken Paddler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,870. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
Close to a hundred bits of kayaking and camping gear you can make yourself from recycled materials, save you cash and save the planet!
Murphy's Magick
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology
A set of the fundamental Laws and Rules that control Magick and Ritual in Wicca.
How To Modify Your Kayak To Personalize It To Your Needs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Kayaking
A number of ways to modify and adapt a bare kayak to something that is personal and more useful than what comes off the display florr.
The Lioness of Bermuda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,710. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
An Irish Noblewoman is dragged into the world of Caribbean Piracy during the Great Age of Piracy, seeking revenge for her lost life and friends.

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Smashwords book reviews by Richard Johnson

  • Red Nails, Polished on May 30, 2013
    (no rating)
    I was expecting a story with Conan as a female. What I got was a simply "he" changed to "she" with no rewriting of the characters to fit their new genders. It's possible though to do that well.