Martin trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has worked extensively in most areas of the acting profession. In recent years he has turned his hand to writing which he is equally passionate about. He tries to write at least something every single day. His other great pleasures in life are reading, walking, music of all kinds, visiting art galleries, going to the theatre of course, and watching a good movie (especially classic westerns). He is married and lives in Kent, England. His son, Tom Johnson, designed the covers for his books.
Describe your desk
I work in quite a small area by the window in the room that is really our dining-room.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in South Wales. I was fortunate enough to pass the 11-plus when I was a child and go on to a Grammar School in a village called Gowerton. I had not enjoyed my schooling up until this point. At Gowerton Grammar School many of the teachers were truly inspiring. I had two wonderful English teachers, Gilbert Bennett and Terry King. I had always been a reader but these two men introduced me to the wonder that is the English language.