Scott Johnson is a multi-published author of horror and an all-around fun guy — although that might not be your first impression if he gives you the “Eyes” first! I first met Scott at my alma mater, Seton Hill University, during the Writing Popular Fiction program. Scott gives great tips for new writers. He writes the Stanley Cooper Chronicles, a series of pulp-horror-urban fantasy-noir stories.
Stanley Cooper is a reluctant clairvoyant. Stanley died in a fall, but was revived by paramedics. Since his death and return, he can see ghosts and the living energy that surrounds all things. Joining him in the stories is Maggie, a card-carrying, spell-slinging witch who becomes Stan’s love interest.
Readers who like their adventure with a side-dish of sardonic humor will like Stanley. People who are tired of the chisel-chested, strong-chinned heroes will relate to him. It’s not just horror, but more about the human experience. If you like magic, mayhem, and a smart-alecky guy telling the story, you’ll like Stanley.
Scott has a lot of fun writing the Stanley Cooper Chronicles. If the fans tell him to write more, Scott will keep the series going. He’s got the plot-lines already mapped out for the next two installments. Right now he’s concentrating on writing a stand-alone novel for his agent to shop around. Currently she’s shopping around two stand-alones and the Stanley Cooper Chronicles.
Scott plans to take a classic monster that’s been neutered and bring it back to its original horrific glory. He may write another ghost story, since he loves them. He also has his first collection of short stories out, Droplets. It includes weird little stories from all over his writing career, including his first professionally published piece.
About the Author
Scott A. Johnson is the author of thirteen books including An American Haunting, Deadlands, Cane River: A Ghost Story, and City of Demons, as well as the mind behind the Stanley Cooper Chronicles.
When he’s not writing, he chases ghosts, teaches Kajukenbo Karate, and plays golf (poorly). He also teaches in the Masters in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA.
He currently lives near Austin, TX, with his wife and daughters. To find out more about Scott, click here to visit his website.