Being the all around assistant, typist, researcher, and fact checker
to one of the most popular western authors of all time, JA Johnstone
learned from the master, Uncle William W. Johnstone.
Bill, as he preferred to be called, began tutoring JA at an early
age. After-school hours were often spent retyping manuscripts or
researching his massive American Western History library as well as
the more modern wars and conflicts. JA worked hard--and learned.
"Every day with Bill was an adventure story in itself. Bill taught
me all he could about the art of storytelling and creating
believable characters. 'Keep the historical facts accurate,'
he would say. 'Remember the readers, and as your
grandfather once told me, I am telling you now: be the best J.A.
Johnstone you can be.'"