The Author:
Novelist, Historian, Columnist, Lecturer, and an Active Member of Western Writers of America.
​US Naval Aircrewman  6 yrs, Vietnam in country Veteran.
AA in Electronics, J.D. in Law, PhD in hard knocks.  20 yrs as a central California Area Manager for a large publisher responsible for hundreds of employees.
Newspaper Columnist:
14 years a columnist for the Gold Country Times:  " Legends of the Gold Country".  It reached over 10,000 readers in a three-county area that encompasses Amador, Calaveras, and El Dorado counties.  The column captured the raw but true stories of the gold rush era.  Highly popular, his column alone accounted for 50% of all new subscriptions to the newspaper since records have been kept.  
Red Johnson was first published in 1994.  He has written and had published five more books since then.  
Red picks his subjects carefully, researches thoroughly (including every location in the book) and writes content as though every book is a non-fiction.  Rule one:  The book must contribute to western American history, or change it.  Rule two: Read rule one.  A reader must be able to acquire new information and enjoy it's presentation.   He and his wife MaeBeth traveled all over the west to find stories that needed to be told.  Once found Red dedicated himself to bring them to the readers with the same passion he has for the truth.
Red Johnson
The Author

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A Wildly entertaining novel series:
"Jed The Gunfighter" 
"Jed Part II The Avenger"

A 478 page Historical Novel - Discover the truth about:
BILLY "The Kid" - Peter Pan of the Old West

A 343 page Historical Biographical Novel (6 years in the making) - this book changes American History:
"Hell Will Be To Pay, The True Story of Henry Plumer" Nevada City Marshal, Banack, MT Sheriff

A Non-Fiction about historical California Gold Rush events - Lawmen & Outlaws of Calif.:
"Murder In the Gold Country"

A Historical Novel about a true story of Crazy Horse the famous Teton Lakota Oglala warrior.
​"Crazy Horse & Red Hawk"
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