Many years ago, when I was a kid my father said to me “Bill, it doesn’t really matter what you do in life. What’s important is to be the best William Johnstone you can be.”
Iíve never forgotten those words.
And now, many years and over 250 books later, I like to think that I’m still trying to be the best William Johnstone I can be.
Whether it’s Code Name’s John Barrone and his hard-working crew keeping America safe from terrorist low-lifes, or it’s heroic Ben Raines in the Ashes Series. Or if it’s Frank Morgan in the Last Gunfighter, or Smoke Jensen, our intrepid mountain man, I want to make each new book better than the last and deliver powerful storytelling for my readers.
Equally important I try to create the kinds of believable characters that we can all identify with, real people who face tough challenges. When one of my creations blasts an enemy in to the middle of next week, you can be damn sure he had a good reason.
As a storyteller, my job is to entertain you, my readers, and to make sure that you get plenty of enjoyment from my books for your hard-earned money.
This is not a job I take lightly. And I greatly appreciate your feedback. You are my gold,
do count. So please keep the letters and E-mails coming.
William W. Johnstone