Timothy Johnson is a writer and editor living outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and his dog. His published work includes the novels The Pillars of Dawn and Carrier as well as short fiction appearing in various professional and semi-professional markets. He has a BA in English from Virginia Tech, where he won the fiction award for his graduating class, and he is an MFA candidate in George Mason University’s creative writing program. For 13 years, he edited and wrote for a construction trade magazine, focusing on industry news, features, and special events. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association. Nothing frightens him more than the future, so he writes about it and hopes he is wrong.

Timothy tells stories about love and the moral compromises people will make to preserve it, belief in the absence of reason, the nature of the conflict between environments and our species, the intersection of family and legacy, worldview divergence between generations, and the rise of demagoguery and authoritarianism in contemporary western politics and culture. People fascinate and confound him, so he writes stories in an effort to understand them.

You can occasionally find him posting keen observations of human behavior, obvious revelations, bad jokes, and puns on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram where he loves to connect with other passionate readers and writers.