About A.G.S. Johnson
A.G.S. Johnson always intended to be a writer. But raised in a Midwestern family of five girls and no boys, she embarked on a career in the corporate world that would allow her to explore why men were treated differently than women. Armed with a business degree, for over 20 years she was a corporate banker, most often working with international currencies.
Still writing remained a dream, so she returned to school, earned a masters degree in fiction writing from the University of Southern California and proceeded to pursue her lifelong ambition. Her debut novel, a legal thriller, The Sausage Maker’s Daughters 12 years in the making, released Feb. 7, 2012.
And now her efforts to create her next novel has resulted in a potential trilogy! It’s a medical thriller fictionalizing the chance meeting of two real men of science which carried them into never-before-seen microscopic realms. And like the true story upon which it is based, that meeting ultimately results in a violent suppression of life-saving discoveries which were made in the 1930s. That’s nearly 100 years ago! And counting.
In addition to her passion for reading, traveling and all things French, Johnson has served on the Board of the Council of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, and is a founding board member of The World is Just a Book Away. Proceeds from book sales benefit this relatively young charity that builds children’s libraries in developing countries.
Since the late 70’s Johnson has made her home first in Northern California, now in Los Angeles, where the author lives with her husband of over 30 years and their menagerie of cats and dogs.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of her first novel is donated to The World is Just a Book Away, a charity that builds libraries for children in developing countries, changing their lives forever through access to books. JustABookAway.org