Danny Johnson


Gayle Fripp presents Sir Walter Raleigh Award to Danny JohnsonOctober 2017
Chosen by the Historical Book Club of North Carolina for the 2017 Sir Walter Raleigh Award, presented annually to a North Carolina author for writing of distinction. (Pictured at right: Danny Johnson receives the award from Gayle Fripp.)

April 2017
The Last Road Home chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance for the 2017 Southern Book Prize Long List.

July 2016:
Release of The Last Road Home.

December 2015:
Cover revealed for The Last Road Home.

November 2014:
Novel The Last Road Home accepted for publication by Kensington Books, with release anticipated in August of 2016.

September 2014:
Signed with Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management to pursue publication of a new novel, The Last Road Home.

Quarterfinalist, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest

Attended North Carolina Writers Network Spring and Fall conferences.

November 2011:
Nominated for the Pushcart Prize for Flash Fiction selections published in MilSpeak Memo V7.SU.11.

November 2011:
Attended North Carolina Writers Network Fall Conference.

November 2010:
Dancing With My Shadow 
was published in the debut issue of Creative Aspirations, an online journal of poetry and short fiction.

October 2010:
Dancing With My Shadow was awarded 80th place in the Genre Short Story category of the 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. The names of the top 100 winners in each category will be printed in a special competition collection to be released at year-end.

September 2010:
Attended the Military Writers Society Conference in Pittsburgh.

Danny Johnson and classmates with workshop leader Ron Rash.July 2010:
Attended Wildacres Writers Workshop with such writers as Nancy Bartholomew, Ron Rash, Michael Parker, and many others. The mountain retreat was spiritual and provided such a charging of the creative juices. (Photo at right shows instructor Ron Rash, seated, surrounded by class participants. Danny Johnson is pictured standing on the far left.)

Participates in a weekly writing group moderated by Laurel Goldman in Chapel Hill.