Announcing: Fictional President!

fictional-president-coverTired of the political quagmire that is 2016? Me too! That’s why I decided to polish and publish a short story I wrote back in college: “Fictional President.”

In this short story, America has elected their next President — and he’s the main character of the popular political drama, Pennsylvania Avenue. (I’ve made lots of jokes this year about wishing I could just vote for President Bartlet from West Wing. But this is why that probably wouldn’t work out so well…)


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Oh, and here’s a fun fact. I wrote this in 2008, back when there was some political turmoil in Turkey. When I submitted the story to writing group a few years ago, someone suggested that I remove the reference to Turkey so that the story would stay relevant. Cue 2016 and the next coup attempt! Hahaha so great.

Anyway, go forth! Read! Laugh! Tell me how much you wish you could vote for President Harrison!

*CoughBartletForAmericaCough*


Jennifer A. Johnson is a newly published fantasy writer thanks to The Adventure of Creation anthology. She's still revising her first novel, but you can sign up for her free newsletter to pass the time.

Spineless Classics

During my trip to the UK last year, I discovered a fantastic way to publish a book: as a poster.

Harry-Potter-and-the-Philosopher-s-Stone-_679090_h500Spineless Classics creates posters from the full text of a novel. Yes, that is the full text, in 4 pt font. You have to get close to read it, but it is legible. It’s not even difficult to navigate the white space. I’m not saying you should stand in your living room to read the whole thing in one…standing, but you totally could!

I already have this Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone one, but I’m thinking of getting another — or two! I love how they’ve combined text and white space to create a beautiful version of our favorite books.

Right now they have over 70 books available, from Austen and Dickens to Roald Dahl and L. Frank Baum. They can get expensive, especially with your longer books like War and Peace, but you can still enjoy the designs for free by browsing their site!


Jennifer A. Johnson is a newly published fantasy writer thanks to The Adventure of Creation anthology. She's still revising her first novel, but you can sign up for her free newsletter to pass the time.

Return of the Author

After several months’ absence from the blogosphere, I return with an update for my progress on Narrator.

I’ve been spending every spare minute working on revisions. It’s definitely slow-going, but I’m proud of the result. My writing group is a treasure, helping me figure out the best way to tell the story of Calder and Pennington.

If you’d like to learn more about what you’ll see in Narrator, sign up for my re-vamped email newsletter. Every other week you’ll get bonus content delivered straight to your inbox, including excerpts from the novel, behind-the-scenes information about the world, and even a character quiz!

In other news, the Tamora Pierce book for which I’ve written an essay is going to be published soon! It’s called The Queen’s Readers: A Collection of Essays on the Words & Worlds of Tamora Pierce. I’m super excited, and will — of course — let you know when it releases.

If you have any questions for me, or if there’s anything you’d like to see me cover in the blog, go ahead and leave a comment or use the contact form. Until next time!


Jennifer A. Johnson is a newly published fantasy writer thanks to The Adventure of Creation anthology. She's still revising her first novel, but you can sign up for her free newsletter to pass the time.