Andrea J. Johnson


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Andrea J. Johnson is the author of Poetic Justice about a trial stenographer turned amateur sleuth (think Murder, She Wrote meets The Pelican Brief). She holds a B.A. in English from Swarthmore College, 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, Litreactor, DIY MFA, Submittable, and Funds for Writers. She also contributes to the women’s lifestyle websites Popsugar and The List Daily. In addition, Andrea’s nonfiction books include How to Craft a Killer Cozy Mystery and Mastering the Art of Suspense. Visit Andrea’s blog at to learn more about her writing and gain free advice on crafting killer fiction or follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @ajthenovelist to hear her wax philosophical about the many iterations of Law & Order.