Rod Johnson has two passions in life – his family and writing. After years in the Financial Services industry, Rod retired to devote his time to both.
Rod’s dad was the first of his family to move away from the family farm to live and work in a city (population 8,000). However, with extended family remaining on farms and ranches, the writer “grew up country” and this upbringing is evident in some of his characters.
Spy thrillers are Rod’s primary focus. His debut work, Half of Faith, was the first in the series of Josh Morgan Novels that carry the protagonist’s name. Morgan's exploits have continued in SPIRITs of Retribution, Hell in the Meantime, and the just-published Binary Agent.
Among the author’s influences are great novelists in the thriller genre such as Clancy, Ludlum, le Carré, and others. Nelson DeMille’s Charm School remains an all-time favorite novel, along with anything by current thriller rock star Brad Thor.
Rod still spends much of his non-writing time in the outdoors. He loves flyfishing and photography and he and his family spend as much time as possible at various campsites in their RV.
If you enjoy plots with a myriad of moving parts, lived out in characters with compelling blends of virtues and flaws and complex personalities that struggle to balance their better selves with their hypocrisies, you’ll love Rod’s work.
The author resides in a small north Texas town with his wife. Their daughter attends Purdue University on a Naval ROTC Scholarship.