Iris Lavell interviewing PJ about Isla Risinge
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Born in Connecticut, PJ Johnson moved to Australia
at the age of eighteen. An editor for dotdotdash magazine,
former President of the Fellowship of Australian Writers
Western Australia and with degrees in Social Sciences
and Creative Writing, PJ has had stories and poetry
published in dotdotdash, Re-Placement, Lines in the Sand,
Windmills, and Creatrix as well as in online journals.
Isla Rising is PJ’s first book.

As a reader PJ was always drawn to adventure and historical
fiction, captivated by far-away places and eager to join in through the pages of a book. From the Greek myths to Tolstoy to Stevenson, she
was hooked. "As a writer, the prospect of creating a new world drawn
to one’s own specifications with the task of creating the characters to inhabit it, was altogether too tempting to ignore."  Read more here
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