BIG ANNOUNCEMENT — One of my Novels is Getting Published!

Cue the fireworks and the marching band. Sing hallelujah and beat the drums!


One of my novels has been contracted by The Wild Rose Press!

Yes, my friends, one of my little children (as writers often think of their novels) is about to go out into the world.

Simultaneously exciting and scary, isn’t it?

I have known for some weeks, but hoped to have a release date when I announced it here on the blog. And then word started getting out and I wondered what I had been waiting for. After all, you guys are part of the journey.

And I have so much to share with you about how it is coming together. Of course, I’ve been extraordinarily busy with the business end of rewrites and edits, working with a cover artist, formatting a biography, writing blurbs and taglines and all of the other little loose ends that accompanies publication.

Hopefully I’ll have a release date soon. For now, let’s pop the cork on the champagne and share a toast!

Renee Johnson is the author of Acquisition, and The Haunting of William Gray.  She is currently working on a Young Adult novel, while editing a suspense novel which has international flair–an homage to her love of travel and foreign food.  She lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, Tony Johnson, and one very spoiled German shepherd named Gretel.   

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  1. Many, many congratulations to you Renee, hugely deserved and I look forward to hearing more updates…just marvellous 🙂

    1. From your lips to God’s ears. “Best Seller!” I’ll take it. As for including you, how could it be any other way? We all started on the journey together and success is shared amongst us all.

  2. I am so excited for you, Renee! Way to follow your dreams! You are such an inspiration!

  3. Renee! I’m so excited for you! I know from past posts how hard you’ve worked to accomplish this. Congratulations on seeing your determination pay off! I can’t wait to hear all about the book, the process, and to celebrate your success. Here’s to you my friend! ~ Sheila

    1. Thank you Sheila. Your comment is so special to me because you do know how much hard work goes into every step of the process. Seeing it all come together has been so wonderful. I can’t wait to share it with you all. Thanks again.

  4. Congratulations Renee!!! You must be very thrilled, I’m sure!! I know another author from THE WILD ROSE PRESS – more of an acquaintance through an old colleague from my previous IT job. Her name is Jane Greenhill. I think she writes MG/YA, can’t recall. But, I only point that out b/c WRP has a great reputation. Again, congrats!!

    1. Thank you and I appreciate the nice comment. I’ll be sure to look Jane Greenhill up. I’ve been impressed with The Wild Rose Press so far. They have smart, interesting writers and editors. The owners offer a real sense of nourishing their authors and have regular Tuesday night Chat Rooms. I think I’m in a good company as you stated.

  5. Congratulations! This is so awesome. Celebrate well, you’ve definitely earned it. I wish you great success. ~standing ovation~ 🙂

  6. Woooooohoooooooo! Great news. Best of luck with all the fun details before the release. Can’t wait to read it!

  7. Woo HOO!!! Congratulations that is wonderful news. I will look forward to reading it when it is published. {{High Five}}

    1. That is exactly how it feels Sheri! Like somewhere in the universe God said, “OKay, she had suffered enough. Let’s throw her a bone.” Yay. Thanks for the great comment.

  8. Congratulations! How exciting, Renee! OMG you must be beyond Cloud 9, somewhere around Cloud One Million and 99. Well done. Looking forward to hearing more about the book and its release date.

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