Dorothy Johnston

About me

Dorothy Johnston is an Australian novelist, short story writer and reviewer, with eight published novels to date. She is relatively new to historical fiction, and keen to develop her understanding and appreciation.

From my website

In Search of a Lost Camel

  When I read a description of The Three Princes of Serendip on Gert Loveday’s  blog, I immediately felt anxious. Here was an ancient story that began with a missing camel. My new novel, Through a Camel’s Eye, due for release next year by Sydney-based publisher For Pity Sake, and…

Stories from the Edge of Childhood

  Reading Paul Ruffin’s collection, Jesus in the Mist, reminded me of the stories I’ve written over the years ‘from the edge of childhood’ – stories where the protagonist, a girl or boy, stands with one foot on the shifting soil of childhood, mind filled with a mixture of the…

The Landing by Susan Johnson

My review of The Landing was published in the Fairfax newspapers this weekend. It’s Johnson’s eighth novel and a fine one.     As usual, I’m not going to repeat the points I make in my review here, on this blog, but add a bit of musing round the edges…

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