History of Jur

The Jur novels came about during slow night shifts in France. Around 1965 I was a squad leader for a bunch of Army MPs in Southern France. At night, while working the desk and my patrols were keeping law and order, to pass the time I created plots and characters attempting to write fiction. Nothing became of my interest in writing until 1970, after a tour in the jungle of Vietnam, and those plots came back to me. I wrote the first two novels during that year, and sent the first to publishers. Basically, my main characters were an Army Green Beret and a French archaeologist, who accidentally fall through a time tunnel to the Jurassic Period. When the first novel didn’t go anywhere I set the manuscripts aside. James Reasoner suggested I change the Green Beret and set the beginning after the Stock Market Crash of ’29. The rest is history. The sequence of the novels are: “Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth”, “Savage Land of Jur”, “Lost Land of Jur”, “Queen of Jur”, “Treasure of Jur”, and “Drums of Jur”. "Pangaea: Eden's Planet" actually takes place in the Permian Period, prior to the Jurassic, but it is the story that truly begins the JUR series.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Ginger and I wish all of you a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving tomorrow. We will be staying home this year. Kevin and his family live in Kansas, and will not be coming down. Ginger’s niece is bringing us a plate, so we won’t have to do any cooking. I imagine we’ll spend the day reading.  We bought a new iMac computer yesterday, so most likely Ginger will be downloading stuff to it. God Bless, and be safe.

Tom & Ginger

Monday, November 10, 2014

Guest Blog This Week

Please visit Deborah Bailey's Blog for my Guest appearance discussing my novel "Pangaea: Eden's Planet" Comments are most welcome. http://dbaileycoach.com/brightbooks/2014/11/pangaea-edens-planet-by-tom-johnson/ 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

New Reviews


JoAnna Singer

“Exciting and thought-provoking!”

Is there a literary category called “romance of science”? I hope so, because Tom Johnson has written such a book in his Pangaea: Eden’s Planet. Adventures in the future are usually called “science fiction,” but Tom Johnson boomerangs us into the past. That’s where the romance of science begins.

Who among us would not take the chances of a lifetime to walk where no man has existed before, to see creatures from a far-flung past, all in the company of experts in various scientific disciplines with the exception of their own hearts?

If you want an exciting and thought-provoking read, this book is for you.

Deborah Sanders

“Something for everyone!”

PANGAEA: EDEN'S PLANET by Tom Johnson offers something for everyone: a fresh take on a familiar Sci-fi theme which should thrill Sci-Fi and Fantasy buffs; romantic elements with "swoon" factor for romance addicts; non-stop adventure for adrenaline junkies; survivalist theme for preppers; and a shorter length (50k) for those readers who have limited time to devote to reading but still want the punch of a longer story.

Have you bought this book yet? You should.

Pangaea is the tale of an ill-fated NASA crew on their way to Mars by way of the Twilight Zone. (Sorry, had to throw that in!) The crew soon finds themselves on a prehistoric planet with danger and threats around every tree, boulder and hill and valley. Our adventurers encounter monstrous creatures so realistic you might find yourself looking over your shoulder as well as some pretty scary humanoids. The characters are fun, quirky and well developed. But don't get complacent. Pangaea is also about surviving insurmountable odds with limited resources. People get killed.
I don't want to give away the ending which was a surprise for me . . . and I'm not slow to catch on . . . so go buy the book. You'll be glad you did!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Auralee Wallace Talks About Pangaea: Eden's Planet

Auralee Wallace recently read my novel, "Pangaea: Eden's Planet", and talks about it here http://auraleewallace.com/2014/09/29/pangaea-edens-planet/  Please drop by her Blog and comment. It would mean a lot to her, and me. Auralee is just starting her own writing career, and she's making a splash in our community. You will love her books.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Books Donated To School Libraries

Books Donated To Local Schools

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Johnson,
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed meeting you both recently. I have passed your two books up to the high school librarian, Sunday McAdams. I have also sent an email to my sales rep from Follett. I am awaiting his reply. Thank you so much for your book donation. Seymour ISD appreciates it very much.
Camille Baker
Elementary Librarian
Seymour, Texas

Dear Mr. Johnson,
On behalf of the students and faculty of Haskell Junior High, I want to thank you for your generous donation of your book to the Junior High library.  This looks like just the right combination of science fiction and adventure to grab the interest of our Junior High kids. It has been added to that collection for all to enjoy.
We appreciate your work in providing a good story that should spur this age group on to more reading. Thank you again.
Betsy McManaman,

Haskell, Texas

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Quarterly Reports & Blogging Partners

Quarterly Reports & Blogging Partners

I just received the first Quarterly report on sales since PANGAEA: EDEN’S PLANET was released in July from FIRST REALM Publishing. Although all sales/monies have not come in yet, we know that we sold 5 copies since the book went live, maybe more. This is not as good as we had hoped, and I’m currently looking for author Blogs to swap Guest Posts with, as well as information and reviews of each other’s books. I’m hoping to build a larger community in order to create more interest in the novel. Right now I’ve got a few feelers out, but always appreciate more suggestions from Bloggers. I can be contacted at fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pangaea: Eden's Planet Discount

Discount For Pangaea: Eden’s Planet

A Love Story, 250 Million Years In The Making. Seven astronauts en route to Mars encounter a time warp in space that disables their ship. Crash landing on Earth, they discover an alien planet sixty million years before the dinosaurs. Pangaea, the super continent, is filled with danger and terror, as they must survive against fierce reptiles that ruled the Earth 250 million years in the past!

First Realm Publishing is offering a 10% discount on Tom Johnson’s “Pangaea: Eden’s Planet” and their other author’s books throughout the month of August. The Code is 10D43ML

In conjunction with First Realm’s discount, I am also offering a 10% discount on paperbacks that are bought from me during the month of August. Regular Amazon price is $10.57, plus $3.99 postage. But if you buy from me fadingshadows@gmail.com my price is $9.46, plus $2.54 postage, $12.00. US only.