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Andrea J. Johnson

Author. Editor. Book Coach

Andrea J. Johnson is a former court reporter turned freelance entertainment writer for the women’s lifestyle website Popsugar. This love for insider gossip has inspired her to take real-life headlines and turn them into mind-bending mysteries. Poetic Justice is a perfect example of this dynamic because it uses Andrea’s legal background to explore what would happen if a trial stenographer took the law into her own hands. Set on the Delmarva Peninsula near the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, fans of shows like Murder, She Wrote and films like The Pelican Brief will love the cozy mystery and legal thriller mashup.

In addition to being a member of Crime Writers of Color and Mystery Writers of America, Andrea holds a certified shorthand reporter certification in the State of California and is a member of the National Court Reporters Association. Moreover, she’s earned a copyediting certification from UC San Diego and an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

Andrea is also the author of a set of genre-based guidebooks for fiction authors known as the Writer Productivity series with such titles as How to Craft a Killer Cozy Mystery and Mastering the Art of Suspense. In addition, she’s written several articles on the craft of writing for websites such as LitReactor, CrimeReads, Submittable, Funds for Writers, and DIY MFA. When she isn’t developing her stories, Andrea enjoys cuddling up with a piping hot mug of ginger tea and poring over the latest supermarket tabloids.

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