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A Bit About Me

Human by day, writer by night, author C.W. Johnston resides with his family on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. C. W. Johnston has a BA (McMaster University), B.Ed and M.Div. (University of Toronto). He has spent much of his life in education. Both his fiction and non-fiction works have been featured in various magazines and publications over the years. You can find him tweeting as @Real_CWJohnston, or taking pictures on Instagram at c.w.johnston. You can also visit his official Facebook page at @cwjohnston60 and on Youtube as C.W. Johnston.

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Dead End Dogs

After being abandoned by his owner on a tiny Caribbean island, Fade stumbles upon a ragtag pack of local mutts known as the Dead End dogs. Impressed by his character, they quickly adopt him into their pitiful group. As his strength returns, Fade’s mind turns to a beautiful beagle named Belinda that he’d met weeks earlier. Although their encounter had only been brief, it was love at first sight for the both of them.


To his dismay, Fade discovers that Belinda has been kidnapped by the most dangerous pack of dogs on the island. No canine has ever dared confront the powerful Up-Yonder dogs. Attila, their leader, is undoubtedly the nastiest brute on earth. While it would be sheer madness to venture anywhere near this savage pack, Fade is determined to rescue her.


Can Fade summon the courage to face the Up-Yonders and save Belinda? Would the Dead End dogs dare to help him? Should any of them even consider such a dangerous mission? 


One thing is certain: nothing will ever be the same again.


12 Days

What if the very thing you wished for came true?

When small-town schoolteacher Robert Glass is announced as the winner of a nationwide contest designed to launch a civilian into space on an unprecedented solo mission, it appears that his lifelong fantasy has come true. His selection from thousands of applications has captured the world's imagination. 

It is no secret that the success of NASA's wildly popular Instant Spaceman Contest could be the lifeline that salvages the President's waning bid for re-election. As the countdown to launch begins and interest in the mission grows, nefarious adversaries and political enemies will stop at nothing to sabotage its success.

With his wife and son at his side, and blissfully unaware that he has become a pawn in a dangerous political game, Glass heads to Florida to begin an intense period of training for the epic twelve-day mission. As launch day approaches, and with the world on the edge of its seat, investigative journalist Derek Stevens uncovers a sequence of suspicious events that all point to a terrifying fact: Glass's mission may have been compromised. 

As millions of people watch the sleek spaceship effortlessly lift off from Kennedy Space Center, Stevens races against the clock to uncover the truth before it's too late. 

A riveting page-turner, 12 Days is sure to grab you by the collar and pull you in. 


Five Little Monkeys

“Once you hear it, you can’t escape it…”

Something is luring people into the woods surrounding Providence …

And they’re not coming back.

When one of his friends becomes the latest resident to vanish, thirteen-year-old Jermaine is desperate for answers. The arrival into town of an enigmatic stranger piques his interest; her conviction about the cause of the mysterious disappearances emboldens his determination. Together with his buddies, plans are forged that will change their lives forever.

One thing is evident: ending the mayhem will demand confronting the evil that lurks in the forest.


Five Little Monkeys is a suspense-laden, pulse-pounding nail-biter. If you enjoy thrilling horror stories, edge-of-your-seat suspense, coming-of-age journeys, determined heroes, and harrowing twists and turns, then you’ll love C. W. Johnston’s second novel.

Buy Five Little Monkeys to end the madness today!



He loves getting away from civilization. Now he might be the only person who can save it…


Professor Tyler Stevens believes there’s nothing like fresh mountain air to clear the mind. But on a weekend trip in the rugged Montana wilderness with zero cell phone service, he’s shocked then terrified by a cascade of ominous texts. Struggling to comprehend the surreal messages, he stumbles into a world where delusion and horrific realities swirl.


Fearing he may have lost his sanity, he ventures deeper into the dark futurescape and makes a shocking discovery. To prevent the apocalypse, he must commit cold-blooded murder…


Has the professor’s isolation driven him crazy, or is he destined to rescue humanity?

Figment is a pulse-pounding psychological thriller. If you like edge-of-your-seat action, determined heroes, and harrowing twists and turns, then you’ll love Canadian author, C. W. Johnston’s mind-bending novel.

Figment, CW Johnston

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