Hello, thank you so much for dropping by! I’m Maria Johnson (pen name), an author. I love everything to with books, words and writing! I’ve been scribbling down stories for as long as I can remember. I have two historical fiction novels and one fantasy/mystery novel for older children published. You can check out my books, blog, newsletter and more below.

My exciting writing news is that my 3rd historical fiction novel is going to be published! Last month I officially signed the contract with Olympia. The novel will continue Daniel’s story after the events of ‘The Boy from the Snow’ and ‘The Veiled Wolf’.

Head here to check out all the ways you can grab my books!


As well as writing my novels, I write a blog every Monday or Tuesday. Check out my blog topics below or on my site menu!


Check it out for more info and to sign up! You’ll get a free preview of my fantasy novel Lottie’s Locket when you subscribe.

I also include a free preview of my first historical fiction novel in ever edition.

Maria’s Indie Bookshelf

I’m passionate about indie books, so the latest feature to my site is a place where I can keep track of all the indie books I’ve been reading.

Finally, there’s my gallery section where you can check out book covers and other aesthetics. Happy browsing!

Author Interviews

A couple of months ago I was interviewed on a podcast ‘Castaway Books’ by author Deborah Klee. I chat about 5 books that have influenced me as an author. Here it is below if you want to check it out!

For more info about me as a writer, you can check out an Olympia spotlight interview I did my publishers, soon after my first novel was released. I’ve also had a interview with with the review blog Across the Bookiverse’. Then there’s this author interview with historical fiction reader, writer and blogger, Jean Roberts, focussing more on my historical fiction.

I also appeared on my husband’s podcast, Daily Dose of Joy, where I talk about my books and how they relate to my Christian faith.

Each chat focusses on slightly different elements of my writing and my books so you may find them interesting! ๐Ÿ™‚

Other interests

As an author, you can imagine how much I love writing. I also enjoy swimming, spending time with my friends and delving into a good book with a cup of coffee. I’m a Christian, so I love church and getting involved in wider Christian organisations.

I also love walking this one, my 2 year old Staffy cross named Chewie! He is very friendly and loves cuddles and cardboard.

Lovely to connect with you! Here’s another chance to check out my my blog, more about my books and my newsletter, where you can get a free preview of Lottie’s Locket. These links are also on my site menu.

Click on the icons below to connect with me on social media. I’d love to hear from you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Till next time, Maria ๐Ÿ™‚