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Welcome to my blog!

First, let me introduce myself. I'm Rob Johnson. I'm from a small town in Pennsylvania called Trucksville. I went to Dallas High School, then Bucknell University where I graduated with a degree in Mathematics in 1981.

After graduating, I started working as a programmer for Burroughs, a computer company which a few years later merged with another company to become Unisys. I've held various positions over my 38+ year career leading to my current title of Distinguished Engineer. I am the chief architect for the Stealth(tm) suite of cybersecurity products. Over my career, my work has resulted in more than fifty patents.

But, that is just my career backstory, and not why you are here. I assume, at least I hope you are here because you like what you've read of mine, or at least you're curious about it. I thank you for that. You can't know how much I appreciate your support.

I submitted my first short story for publication when I was about twelve, I think. It was a swords and sorcery tale about twin brothers on some quest or other which I submitted to Boy's Life magazine. Needless to say, it was rejected, though I did get a nice note back. Over the next several years I submitted various short stories without success. Finally discouraged, I turned my attention to technical papers and articles, several of which were published, and some were even paid for!

At some point, though, I started thinking about what I was going to do after I retire. Understand, I was more than ten years removed from retiring at the time, but I still thought about it once in a while. I decided I wanted to write fiction again and I figured I should start practicing. That led a year and a half later to my first novel, "The Templar Lance". Retirement is still a few years away, but I've learned a lot and I hope my writing has improved accordingly.

At the time of this writing, my second novel, "Lady 355 -- Mother of Freedom" is currently out to my beta readers and it should be available by the end of 2019.

So, for what it's worth, this is my blog. I'll try to post something on a fairly regular basis as thoughts occur to me. So check back and join the conversation by leaving a comment. And, if you like what I write, either here or in my novels, feel free to spread the word on your outlet of choice.

Rob Johnson

November, 2019

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