About Me

Joshua A. JohnstonYou might say that I have a few writing interests.

I write a fair amount of nonfiction. I’ve dabbled in blogging going back to the pre-social media era, and I still ruminate on this site from time to time. I’m the Co-founder of Paratus Publishing, LLC, which operates a number of nonfiction content sites. The largest of of those sites is Aldi Reviewer, which deals with Aldi product reviews, news, and features.

I’ve previously been a writer and onetime senior editor for Nintendojo, a site devoted to Nintendo news, reviews, and editorials. (I still regret turning down that all-expenses-paid trip to fly out to California to demo Guitar Hero.) And I’ve written in other places too, including the parenting blog Mumbling Mommy.

You can see a sampling of my nonfiction writing here.

I’ve also written fiction, specifically science fiction. That passion took root in childhood when my dad introduced me to the sci-fi of television and film: Star Trek and Star Wars. In adolescence, my mother (who had no interest in science fiction at all) began taking us regularly to the library, and it was there that I would discover, on my own, the fathomless domain of science fiction literature. Among my earliest reads were Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, and Heinlein’s Tunnel in the Sky. I like speculative fiction of all types, but I have a soft spot for well-paced space opera. It took me a while to find my own sci-fi voice, but I’m glad I did.

By day, I work in education. I formerly taught American history and American government and now serve as a library media specialist.

I am married to Rachael, a longtime editor and proofreader. We have two daughters.


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