Dr. Christina Jacqueline Johns

Dr. Johns has a Ph.D. in Criminology from the Faculty of Law of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. During her career as a criminologist she had several non-fiction books (Power, Ideology and the War on Drugs, the Origins of Violence in Mexico, State Crime, the Media and the Invasion of Panama) published by Praeger Publishers. Since her retirement, she has been writing fiction. “Love Stories for Wilkes Ferry” (available on Amazon.com) is a collection of linked short stories about the people in a small Southern plantation town. A number of these stories have been broadcast on the Tallahassee, Florida affiliate of NPR.

Dr. Johns has worked as a freelance journalist (Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Southline, Times Educational Supplement, Scotland, Tallahassee Democrat), and playwright (Jonathan, The Other Men, From Washington the News and other plays produced in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Her commentaries on crime and the law have also been featured on the Tallahassee Affiliate of NPR. She has hosted her own radio and television program, Law, Power and Justice.

Dr. Johns founded and coordinates the St. Simons Writers Workshop and does workshops on memoir writing. She founded the Woodbine Writers’ Workshop and performs regularly with this group. She performed at the 2013 Southern Order of Storytellers Festival. She has twice been the featured storyteller at the Okefenokee Swamp Festival in Folkston, Georgia. A play of hers was performed in Woodbine, Georgia by the Crooked Rivers Theatre Company. She has also written for the St. Mary’s Little Theatre in St. Mary’s, Georgia. Christina has done several lecture and movie series for the St. Simons Public Library including “Crime Novels Made into Movies,” “Novels and Movies of Southern Writers” and “Personalities of Ancient Rome: Novels and Movies.”

Christina can be reached at 912-268-4458 or 912-399-8184 or cjjohns@tds.net

Websites: www.cjjohns.com; www.islandcatpaws.com, www.wilkesferry.com