I have 17 stories published in
6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 5894 times and one story has been cherrypicked.
Born in Camberwell, southeast London, I have always been a keen reader and from about the age of nine started writing the occasional story for my own pleasure. Over the next few years, an interest in filmmaking distracted me from writing; later on, I worked briefly as a runner for a video production company, before turning back to writing.
My first novel for young adults, "Deadfall" (a thriller for 12-year-olds & over about terrorism and computer-hacking), was published in 2012, the Kindle edition reaching the top 60 in Amazon's US bestseller list for teen spy books.
My poetry and short fiction for adults have won awards from CanYouWrite and ABC Tales. Also, I am an occasional reviewer for The Compulsive Reader website.
My blog is at
“This is the Place” is a complex, multi-layered novel that reveals a little more with each reading. Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s fiction style is...
“Sleep Before Evening” tells the tale of 17-year-old Marianne’s slide into drug addiction following the death of her beloved grandfather, Eric. It...
Nick de Grunwald, the driving force behind “Mosaic of Disarray”, deserves to be a big name in music. Its thirteen songs are a well-balanced mix of...
The colloidal drapes of uneasy night
Billow around the Reverend Newstead
As she treads between the glowing crosses
One last time before going into exile,
The crosses pulsing with power,