News & Updates

Distant Sons [not so distant]

Happy to report that the new novel (formerly known as With These Hands), is due to land on the American continent October 17, 2023! Time moves slowly in the book-making process, then…FAST!

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THE CURRENT wins 2020 Midland Authors Award

Hugely honored, & very pleasantly surprised, to learn that THE CURRENT received the 2020 Midland Authors Award in Adult Fiction! My great thanks to the judges & to the Society of Midland Authors, & of course to my wonderful publisher, Algonquin Books. Read about all the 2020 winners & honorees in all the categories here […]

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Irish Girl, The Audiobook, is released!

Very excited to announce the release of Irish Girl, The Audiobook, today! Produced by Tantor Media and narrated by the wonderful tandem of Xe Sands & Angelo Di Loreto. For more, go to the Irish Girl & Audiobooks Page. Or go to for an audio sample.

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The Riverboat Interview

In the midst of the 2019 book tour, I sat down with Nashville Public Television host Mary Laura Philpott aboard the General Jackson to talk about currents. The result was this episode of NPT’s A Word on Words. [Sneak Peak pics]

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Reedsy’s 50 Best Suspense Novels of All Time

Surprised & thrilled to find this sentence in my email inbox this morning: “Tim Johnston’s Descent made our list of The 50 Best Suspense Books of All Time!”  If you’re looking for your next suspenseful read–in any number of genres–check it out!

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Author Michael Koryta’s #1 of 2015

I was extremely honored and thrilled to see Descent appear as #1 on Michael Koryta’s best of 2015 list.  See the entire list on Michael’s blog.  Or check out the Descent section here.

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Miami Herald Interview

A lovely chat with Connie Ogle of the Miami Herald resulted in this interview, appearing on the last day of 2015.  Back at the beginning of the year, just as the book came out, Connie wrote this review of Descent.

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DESCENT Ascends Indie Bestseller List

Very honored and delighted to see Descent (paperback) climb to #4 on the National Indie Bestseller List this week.  My thanks & gratitude galore to Indie booksellers & their customers everywhere!

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