MJ Johnston


MJ is an Assistant Editor with Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Landmark, acquiring a wide range of adult fiction and nonfiction titles. Born and raised in small town Michigan, MJ now calls downtown Chicago home and spends most of her free time reading, painting, and tasting all the nachos in Cook County.

Some of her favorite authors she didn’t publish include Madeline Miller, Bryn Greenwood, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Emma Cline, Ken Follett, and Kevin Kwan. She is always on the lookout for fresh voices, characters that sweep her away, and relationship-driven or family-focused fiction with a fresh hook.

MJ acquires a wide variety of books in adult fiction, including psychological suspense, women’s fiction, book club fiction, historical, and some mystery, mostly in the cozy space. She is also looking for select projects in narrative nonfiction and memoir.