Andrea Johnson


Andrea Johnson


Andrea J. Johnson is a speaker, editor, book coach, and the author of the Victoria Justice Mysteries about a trial stenographer turned amateur sleuth (think Murder, She Wrote meets The Pelican Brief). She holds an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and a copyediting certification from UC San Diego. She currently teaches creative writing and African American literature at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and her craft essays have appeared on several websites such as CrimeReads and Funds for Writers.

Andrea has also contributed commentary on popular fiction, films, and television as a freelancer writer for the entertainment websites Popsugar and The List Daily. In addition, she has written a series of nonfiction books that include How to Craft a Killer Cozy Mystery, Mastering the Art of Suspense, and How to Craft Killer Dialogue and given writing seminars on these topics through the national chapter of Sisters in Crime as well as the Surrey International Writers’ Conference (Canada) and the International Thriller Writers’ CraftFest in New York City.

Visit Craft Killer Fiction to learn more about hiring Andrea as your writing coach or guest speaker.