About Author

Charlene Johnson

Charlene Johnson
BIOGRAPHY

Charlene Johnson is a romance author from Colville, Washington. She published five books in her Paranormal Romance series - Circle of the Red Scorpion, two books in her Romantic Suspense series - Sterling Wood, and a book in a multi-author series, Crimes of Passion. She also published multiple short stories and three poems.

Homecoming, Book 1 in her Sterling Wood series was named a 2020 Book Excellence Award finalist in the Romance category.

Blown Away, Book 2 in the multi-author series received a 2020 Silver Award from Literary Titan and a 2021 Book Excellence Award finalist in the Romance category.

Awakened, Book 5 in her Circle of the Red Scorpion series was named a 2021 Book Excellence Award finalist in the Fantasy category.

Books have been her passion since age nine. Being a daydreamer and an incurable romantic with a Cinderella complex, she started creating her own characters and storylines because she realized she had her own stories to tell.

Her quote - I’ve traveled the world, crossed galaxies, traveled through time, and explored history on the pages of books.

Besides reading and writing, she also enjoys photography, travel, music, and Elvis.

Websites:
https://www.charlenejohnsonbooks.com
https://www.circleoftheredscorpion.com
https://www.sterlingwoodseries.com

Charlene Johnson's Books

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Changing the Rules (The Sterling Woods Series Book 2)
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Changing the Rules (The Sterling Woods Series Book 2)by Charlene JohnsonPublish: Jan 25, 2021Series: Sterling WoodRomantic Suspense
Be My Valentine
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Be My Valentineby VariousPublish: Mar 01, 2021Romance
'Tis the Season: A Christmas Anthology
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'Tis the Season: A Christmas Anthologyby B. M. GriffinPublish: Dec 01, 2020Literary Fiction
Destination: The World: Volume One
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Destination: The World: Volume Oneby MultiplePublish: Aug 24, 2020Series: NCPA Anthologies SeriesLiterary Fiction
All Holidays 2020 First Annual: An NCPA Anthology (NCPA Anthologies Book 4)
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All Holidays 2020 First Annual: An NCPA Anthology (NCPA Anthologies Book 4)by MultiplePublish: Jan 12, 2021Series: NCPA Anthologies SeriesLiterary Fiction
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Awakened: A Paranormal Romance (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 5)by Charlene JohnsonPublish: Aug 29, 2020Series: Circle of the Red ScorpionParanormal Romance
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Blown Away (The Crimes of Passion Series Book 2)by Charlene JohnsonPublish: Jan 16, 2020Series: Crimes of PassionRomantic Suspense
More Birds of a Feather
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Circle of the Red Scorpion: Volume 1by Charlene JohnsonPublish: Jul 29, 2019Series: Circle of the Red ScorpionParanormal Romance
Birds of a Feather
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Homecoming (The Sterling Woods Series Book 1)by Charlene JohnsonPublish: May 30, 2019Series: Sterling WoodRomantic Suspense
Returned (The Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 4)
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Returned (The Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 4)by Charlene JohnsonPublish: Apr 02, 2019Series: Circle of the Red ScorpionParanormal Romance
Dawned (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 03)
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Dawned (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 03)by Charlene JohnsonPublish: Sep 24, 2018Series: Circle of the Red ScorpionParanormal Romance
Avenged (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 2)
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Avenged (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 2)by Charlene JohnsonPublish: Aug 09, 2018Series: Circle of the Red ScorpionParanormal Romance
Shattered (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 1)
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Shattered (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 1)by Charlene JohnsonPublish: Jul 03, 2018Series: Circle of the Red ScorpionParanormal Romance

Charlene Johnson's Series in Order

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  • Sterling Wood

    Changing the Rules (The Sterling Woods Series Book 2) - Published on Jan, 2021 Homecoming (The Sterling Woods Series Book 1) - Published on May, 2019
  • NCPA Anthologies Series

    All Holidays 2020 First Annual: An NCPA Anthology (NCPA Anthologies Book 4) - Published on Jan, 2021 Destination: The World: Volume One - Published on Aug, 2020 Birds of a Feather - Published on Nov, -0001
  • Circle of the Red Scorpion

    Awakened: A Paranormal Romance (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 5) - Published on Aug, 2020 Circle of the Red Scorpion: Volume 1 - Published on Jul, 2019 Returned (The Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 4) - Published on Apr, 2019 Dawned (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 03) - Published on Sep, 2018 Avenged (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 2) - Published on Aug, 2018 Shattered (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 1) - Published on Jul, 2018
  • Crimes of Passion

    Blown Away (The Crimes of Passion Series Book 2) - Published on Jan, 2020

Charlene Johnson's Awards and Achievements

    Charlene Johnson has earned excellence awards over time. Here is the glimpse of the accolades clinched by the author.

  • Book Excellence Awards Finalist
    2021

    Blown Away (The Crimes of Passion Series Book 2)

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  • Book Excellence Awards Finalist
    2021

    Awakened: A Paranormal Romance (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 5)

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  • Literary Titan Silver Award Winner
    2021

    Awakened: A Paranormal Romance (Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 5)

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  • Book Excellence Awards Finalist
    2020

    Homecoming (The Sterling Woods Series Book 1)

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  • Literary Titan Silver Award Winner
    2020

    Blown Away (The Crimes of Passion Series Book 2)

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Charlene Johnson interview On 06, Nov 2018

"Author Charlene Johnson grew up in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, a small college town in the southwest part of the state. Her best memories are the classes in English literature and creative writing she took. She loves romance books of all kinds. Her favorites are paranormal romance, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and some YA romance. She always believes you should write what you love.
She is currently writing book 4, Returned and a contemporary romantic thriller tentatively titled Sterling Woods which may turn into a three book series."
Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, a small college town in the southwest part of the state.

What is the most beautiful thing about Sacramento, California?

The people are friendly. It’s a big city but has a small town feel.

What are some of the best memories you have from your time in Waynesburg College?

My best memories are the classes in English literature and creative writing I took. I remember the day of Romantic literature class. The professor came into class rolling a record player on a cart playing Betcha By Golly Wow by the Stylistics. It set the tone for the class.

How do you think your bachelor’s degree in liberal arts has helped you shape into a writer? What kind of books do you love reading the most?

It didn’t; it was the other way around. I have always been creative. Books were a big part of that. It was only natural for me to lean toward Liberal Arts. Books have always been your passion. I love romance books of all kinds. My favorites are paranormal romance, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and some YA romance.

Who was your favorite childhood author?

I loved Kathleen Woodiwiss, but there were other authors I liked as well. "Shattered" has received such a wonderful response for its inspiring and excellent writing.

Did you always dream of becoming a writer?

Yes, since I was a little girl. I pinch myself every day to be living that dream.

Are any of your books inspired from the first supernatural book series you read “Dark Shadows”?

Dark Shadows started my fascination with vampires in a romantic way. It’s not surprising that my first few books deal with vampires.

Why did you choose to write in this genre?

I love paranormal romance. It was the first thing I thought to write. I always believe you should write what you love.

You started writing poetry in grade school and continue to do so today. What do you love writing more – poems or stories? Why?

Stories. I love the research and the details writing stories afford me. Poetry can be tricky. Most of the time its short and I have to use fewer words and metaphors to get my point across. In stories, I can weave a tale, develop the characters and make them real.

What else do you love doing besides reading and writing?

I love to design clothes and sew them. My daughter and I have a plus size clothing line we’re creating. I also love to take to photographs.

Which is your favorite travel destination?

Hawaii. When I’m there, life slows down and gives me time to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. It’s also the place I finished my first book; sitting on a lanai with the ocean laid out before me. I will never forget it the feeling.

You have written two books in the series “Circle of the Red Scorpion” so far. How many more books do you wish to add in this series?

I released book 3 in September. I’m planning to write at least 13 books in the series and a possible spin-off book or two.

Did you always plan to make your first book into a series?

Not in the beginning. I was going to write a standalone, but I love to read book series so much, I wanted to write my own. It has become easy because once I decided to go in that direction, the ideas for the other books started to flow. I did have to go back a modify parts of Shattered to adapt it to be the first book in the series.

Out of the two books in the series “Circle of the Red Scorpion”, which took more time to write and why?

Avenged did. The Circle of the Red Scorpion team was already established by Shattered and I was focusing on Drake’s story. While Avenged continued Drake’s story, it also includes the creation of the Circle of the Red Scorpion. It brings the past and present together in order for the story to move on.

How difficult is it to write paranormal romance?

It takes planning. You really have to know what paranormal beings you creating and what their powers are. Being consistent through the story and the series is essential. I don’t feel the romantic parts are that different other than you have to be cognizant of how the paranormal aspects change things in the relationship or causes conflicts that have to be addressed.

What was the idea and inspiration behind naming your first book "Shattered"?

The tragedies in Drake’s past and the ones he experiences in the present shaped who he was. His pain reminded me of how glass breaks and splitters.

How do you find models for you book covers?

For the first three books and for book 4 I’m writing, I found the model photos online. I’d love to find local models to use in future books if possible. I’m a visual person and the cover models have to capture the persona of the character I am writing. They become my muse during the writing process.

How important do you think are the covers of the books?

Personally as a reader, I’m more interested in the story than the cover but great covers can get your books noticed and I have to be mindful of that.

Who inspired the character of Solomon Blackwell?

No one inspired him so much as I wanted a villain who personified the ultimate bad guy but at the same time had layers. He was a product of his environment but he also wanted to be loved, although his methods of getting that love were deeply flawed. I wanted readers to hate him but to also see a sliver of compassion for him as well. When I was writing him, I felt conflicted by his layers. He was a great character to write.

Would you like to meet him in real life?

Only if he I was on his good side.

How would you describe relationship of Drake and Ebony in one word?

Irresistible.

Do you relate to Ebony in any way? If yes, how?

Yes. I used some of my childhood experiences to create her. You would really have to know me to figure those parts out, but part of me related to her.

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently writing book 4, Returned and a contemporary romantic thriller tentatively titled Sterling Woods which may turn into a three book series.

What are some of your upcoming projects?

I plan to publish a book of love poetry, continue writing books for my Circle of the Red Scorpion series and book 2 and book 3 in the Sterling Woods trilogy.

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