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William W. Johnstone (1938–2004)

Author of Out of the Ashes

Includes the names: Willam W Johnstone, William W. Johnstone, W. William Johnstone, Johnstone. William W.

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Out of the Ashes 131 copies, 5 reviews
The Devil's Cat 79 copies, 1 review
Preacher 74 copies, 1 review
The Devil's Heart 73 copies, 1 review
A Lone Star Christmas 72 copies, 5 reviews
The Drifter 69 copies, 3 reviews
The Devil's Kiss 68 copies, 1 review
A Rocky Mountain Christmas 68 copies, 5 reviews
War of the Mountain Man 66 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Mountain Man 65 copies, 1 review
The Family Jensen 61 copies, 1 review
Eyes of Eagles 55 copies
A Big Sky Christmas 54 copies, 3 reviews
Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter 51 copies, 1 review
Blood Valley 48 copies, 2 reviews
Forty Guns West 45 copies
Carnage of Eagles 45 copies, 11 reviews
Cat's Cradle 45 copies, 4 reviews
The First Mountain Man 44 copies, 1 review
Preacher's Fire 43 copies
Rage of Eagles 43 copies
Butch Cassidy the Lost Years 42 copies, 1 review
Flintlock 41 copies
Cry Of Eagles 40 copies
Rampage of the Mountain Man 40 copies, 1 review
Blood on the Divide 40 copies, 1 review
Blood of Eagles 39 copies
A Town Called Fury 39 copies, 1 review
A Frontier Christmas 39 copies, 2 reviews
Ghost Valley 38 copies, 2 reviews
Reprisal 38 copies, 1 review
Home Invasion 38 copies, 1 review
Vengeance Of The Mountain Man 37 copies, 1 review
Song Of Eagles 37 copies, 1 review
Absaroka Ambush 36 copies
Bloodshed of Eagles 36 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Gunfighter: Showdown 36 copies, 1 review
Imposter 34 copies
Arizona Ambush 33 copies, 2 reviews
Assault of the Mountain Man 33 copies, 1 review
Violent Sunday 33 copies
Rescue 33 copies
The Forbidden 33 copies
Jacknife 32 copies, 1 review
Winter Kill 32 copies
Shootout of the Mountain Man 31 copies, 2 reviews
Savage Texas 31 copies
Texas Gundown 31 copies
The Kerrigans: A Texas Dynasty 31 copies, 1 review
Cat's Eye 31 copies
The Last Rebel: Survivor 31 copies, 1 review
Hunted 31 copies
Killing Ground 30 copies, 1 review
Manhunt 30 copies
Border War 30 copies
Ambush Valley 30 copies
Phoenix Rising 30 copies, 1 review
Black Ops: American Jihad 30 copies, 1 review
Blood Bond 30 copies
Hard Country 29 copies, 1 review
Preacher's Fury 29 copies
Black Friday 29 copies, 2 reviews
Renegades 29 copies
The Hanging Road 29 copies, 1 review
The Burning 28 copies
Devil Creek Crossfire 28 copies, 1 review
Invasion USA 28 copies, 2 reviews
Prey 28 copies
The Trail West 28 copies
A Texas Hill Country Christmas 28 copies, 2 reviews
The Uninvited 27 copies, 3 reviews
Bats 27 copies, 5 reviews
Manslaughter 27 copies, 1 review
The Last Gunfighter: Slaughter 27 copies, 1 review
No Man's Land 26 copies, 2 reviews
A Colorado Christmas 26 copies, 2 reviews
Them (Zebra books) 26 copies, 1 review
Wolfsbane 26 copies
Toy Cemetery 26 copies, 1 review
Sandman 26 copies
Avenger 26 copies
Rockabilly Hell 25 copies
Sidewinders: Texas Bloodshed 25 copies, 2 reviews
Winchester 1887 25 copies, 1 review
Rimfire (Those Jensen Boys!) 25 copies, 1 review
Those Jensen Boys! 24 copies, 1 review
Sawbones 24 copies, 1 review
Judgment Day 24 copies, 1 review
Carnival 23 copies, 2 reviews
Breakdown 23 copies, 3 reviews
Ordeal 23 copies
Bloodland 23 copies
Town Tamer 23 copies
Montana Gundown 23 copies, 1 review
Firestick 22 copies, 2 reviews
The Legend of Perley Gates 22 copies, 1 review
Hell Town 22 copies
Remington 1894 21 copies
Sudden Fury 21 copies
Buckhorn 21 copies
Springfield 1880 21 copies, 1 review
Redemption 20 copies
Baby Grand 20 copies
Winchester 1886 20 copies, 1 review
Slaughter Trail 19 copies
An Arizona Christmas 19 copies, 2 reviews
The Jackals 18 copies, 2 reviews
Trigger Warning (Author) 18 copies, 2 reviews
A High Sierra Christmas 18 copies, 2 reviews
Torture of the Mountain Man 18 copies, 1 review
Savage Country 18 copies
Defiance of Eagles 18 copies, 1 review
Bloodthirsty 17 copies
Rig Warrior 17 copies, 1 review
Vengeance Is Mine 17 copies, 1 review
Tyranny 17 copies
Suicide Mission 16 copies
Yuma Prison Crashout 16 copies, 1 review
Jack-In-The-Box 16 copies, 1 review
Rockinghorse 16 copies, 1 review
A Crying Shame 15 copies, 1 review
Nursery 15 copies
Blood Oath 14 copies
Death & Texas 13 copies
Night Mask 13 copies
The Doomsday Bunker (Author) 13 copies
Sweet Dreams 13 copies
The Morgans 11 copies
Wheels of Death 10 copies
A Jensen Family Christmas 9 copies, 1 review
Sanction 7 copies
Death Master 3 copies
Knockdown (Rig Warrior) 2 copies, 1 review
Bloody Sunday 2 copies
Ghost Towns (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Law of the Gun (Pinnacle Westerns) (Contributor) 18 copies, 1 review
Lost Trails (Contributor) 12 copies, 1 review
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William W. Johnstone was born in Southern Missouri, the youngest of four children. Raised with strong moral and family values by his minister father, and well-tutored by his school teacher mother, Bill quit school when he was fifteen.  He was kicked out of the French Foreign Legion for being under age and joined the carnival. But still valuing his education, he returned home to finish his high school education in 1957. He went on to work as a deputy sheriff, did a hitch in the army, and began a career in radio broadcasting, where he worked daily on his verbal and storytelling skills for the next sixteen years on the air.  Much of his knowledge of the early frontier began from listening to family experiences told to him by his Grandparents.  His love of animals is displayed in many of his books as well as finding several Huskies and Malamutes roaming freely around his home. As an avid gun and knife collector,  hours of research are devoted to the types of weapons commonly used during the eras of his writings.  One little known fact, is his love for music ... from "rockabilly to classical".  Bill has written and recorded several songs which may be released for his fans in the future. He started writing in 1970, but it wasn't until late 1979 when The Devil's Kiss was published that William W. Johnstone became a full-time writer. Since that time he has written over two hundred books in a variety of genres including action, suspense, western, science fiction, and horror.  Two of his books, Eagle Down and Dagger, were written under the pen name of William Mason.
To the true William W. Johnstone reader, he is a best-selling author admired for the great diversity in his writing talents. Though most known for his western adventures, Johnstone was also a visionary writer.  His prophetic stories within his Ashes Series, Code Name Series, and his science fiction books, predicting the Gulf War and the political climate we live in today, were ahead of their times
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