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Gerald R Johnson

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The name I was born with is Gerald Robert Johnson, Jr. givento me by my Mother’s mom because she said I was the spitting image of myFather, and even to this day I hear that… a lot. I was a quick study as achild, my parents had me reading and writing by the time I was 3 and I've beenhooked since then. As time progressed, I fell victim to my imagination, as asmart loner kid I spent a lot of time with pen and pad and I would write outthe little adventures I had with my toys. Just from that you can tell thattelling me to go to my room was not a bad thing

By elementary, teachers were constantly commending myparents for my love reading and writing. By the time I was in the fifth grade Iwas reading on a near college level and I was writing short stories justbecause I enjoyed it. By the time I was out of the eighth grade going to highschool, came up with the notion of writing a book, but the question was onwhat? High school I got lucky to have 4 years with 4 English teachers who keptme Motivated to write… they couldn’t stand how I wrote in longhand but theyalways commended me on my words. I finished my first fully written book when Iwas 16 and in the 11th grade; I wish I still had that one.

I am a Storyteller… a Minstrel ofWords… I love being able to sit at my laptop and let the stories play around inmy head like a movie and type them out. To feel the flow of the action and thenbe able to articulate what I see in my head out so that others can share in onthe ride I’m on. I am... but a meager Writer... I am an enigma with words thatI find so very easy to conform into patterns of word play that conjoin tocreate a menagerie of thoughts and scenes upon scenes in a fantasy ofcollaborative ideas and dreams to complete... a Story... I am…a Writer and itis what I feel I was born to do.


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