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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 134 copies, 5 reviews
The Devil's Cat 80 copies, 1 review
Preacher 78 copies, 1 review
The Devil's Heart 76 copies, 1 review
A Lone Star Christmas 76 copies, 5 reviews
A Rocky Mountain Christmas 74 copies, 6 reviews
The Drifter 72 copies, 3 reviews
The Last Mountain Man 70 copies, 1 review
The Devil's Kiss 68 copies, 1 review
War of the Mountain Man 68 copies, 2 reviews
The Family Jensen 65 copies, 1 review
A Big Sky Christmas 60 copies, 3 reviews
Eyes of Eagles 58 copies
Luke Jensen, Bounty Hunter 53 copies, 1 review
Forty Guns West 50 copies
Blood Valley 48 copies, 2 reviews
Cat's Cradle 47 copies, 5 reviews
Carnage of Eagles 46 copies, 11 reviews
The First Mountain Man 45 copies, 1 review
Rage of Eagles 45 copies
Preacher's Fire 45 copies
Flintlock 44 copies
A Frontier Christmas 43 copies, 2 reviews
Butch Cassidy the Lost Years 43 copies, 1 review
Rampage of the Mountain Man 42 copies, 1 review
Ghost Valley 42 copies, 2 reviews
Reprisal 42 copies, 1 review
Cry Of Eagles 42 copies
Blood of Eagles 42 copies
Blood on the Divide 41 copies, 1 review
Home Invasion 41 copies, 1 review
A Town Called Fury 40 copies, 1 review
Vengeance Of The Mountain Man 40 copies, 1 review
The Last Gunfighter: Showdown 39 copies, 2 reviews
Song Of Eagles 39 copies, 1 review
Absaroka Ambush 38 copies
Violent Sunday 38 copies, 1 review
Imposter 37 copies, 1 review
Bloodshed of Eagles 36 copies, 2 reviews
The Forbidden 36 copies, 1 review
The Kerrigans: A Texas Dynasty 35 copies, 1 review
Manhunt 35 copies, 1 review
Assault of the Mountain Man 35 copies, 1 review
Texas Gundown 34 copies
Rescue 34 copies
Arizona Ambush 33 copies, 2 reviews
Killing Ground 33 copies, 1 review
The Last Rebel: Survivor 33 copies, 1 review
Winter Kill 33 copies
Savage Texas 32 copies
Jacknife 32 copies, 1 review
Black Friday 32 copies, 2 reviews
Renegades 32 copies
Shootout of the Mountain Man 32 copies, 2 reviews
Hunted 32 copies
Ambush Valley 31 copies
The Burning 31 copies, 1 review
Hard Country 31 copies, 1 review
Cat's Eye 31 copies, 1 review
Avenger 31 copies
Phoenix Rising 31 copies, 1 review
Border War 31 copies
Blood Bond 31 copies
No Man's Land 31 copies, 3 reviews
Invasion USA 30 copies, 2 reviews
Preacher's Fury 30 copies
Black Ops: American Jihad 30 copies, 1 review
The Trail West 30 copies
Toy Cemetery 30 copies, 1 review
A Texas Hill Country Christmas 30 copies, 2 reviews
Devil Creek Crossfire 30 copies, 1 review
Wolfsbane 29 copies, 1 review
A Colorado Christmas 29 copies, 2 reviews
The Hanging Road 29 copies, 1 review
The Last Gunfighter: Slaughter 29 copies, 1 review
Bats 29 copies, 6 reviews
The Uninvited 28 copies, 3 reviews
Prey 28 copies
Them (Zebra books) 28 copies, 1 review
Sandman 27 copies
Manslaughter 27 copies, 1 review
Rimfire (Those Jensen Boys!) 26 copies, 1 review
Rockabilly Hell 26 copies
Sidewinders: Texas Bloodshed 26 copies, 2 reviews
Montana Gundown 26 copies, 1 review
Those Jensen Boys! 25 copies, 1 review
Sawbones 25 copies, 1 review
Firestick 25 copies, 2 reviews
Nathan Stark, Army Scout 25 copies, 2 reviews
Judgment Day 25 copies, 1 review
Winchester 1887 25 copies, 1 review
Carnival 25 copies, 2 reviews
Bloodland 24 copies
Breakdown 24 copies, 3 reviews
Town Tamer 24 copies
The Legend of Perley Gates 24 copies, 1 review
Ordeal 24 copies
Sudden Fury 24 copies
Hell Town 24 copies
The Devil's Legion 24 copies, 1 review
Savage Country 22 copies
Springfield 1880 22 copies, 1 review
Buckhorn 22 copies
The Jackals 21 copies, 3 reviews
Baby Grand 21 copies
Remington 1894 21 copies
Redemption 21 copies
Winchester 1886 20 copies, 1 review
Torture of the Mountain Man 20 copies, 1 review
Slaughter Trail 20 copies
An Arizona Christmas 19 copies, 2 reviews
Trigger Warning (Author) 19 copies, 2 reviews
Bloodthirsty 18 copies
Defiance of Eagles 18 copies, 1 review
Yuma Prison Crashout 18 copies, 1 review
A High Sierra Christmas 18 copies, 2 reviews
Vengeance Is Mine 18 copies, 1 review
Rig Warrior 18 copies, 1 review
Tyranny 18 copies
Jack-In-The-Box 17 copies, 2 reviews
Rockinghorse 16 copies, 2 reviews
Suicide Mission 16 copies
Death & Texas 15 copies
Nursery 15 copies
A Crying Shame 15 copies, 1 review
Blood Oath 14 copies
Night Mask 14 copies
The Doomsday Bunker (Author) 14 copies
Sweet Dreams 14 copies
The Morgans 13 copies
A Jensen Family Christmas 12 copies, 1 review
Rope Burn (Those Jensen Boys!) 11 copies, 1 review
Wheels of Death 10 copies
Sanction 8 copies
A MacCallister Christmas 8 copies, 1 review
Knockdown (Rig Warrior) 7 copies, 1 review
Stand Up and Die (The Jackals) 7 copies, 2 reviews
Go West, Young Man 7 copies, 1 review
Death Master 3 copies
Once Upon a Time in Texas 2 copies, 1 review
Bloody Sunday 2 copies
Ghost Towns (Contributor) 21 copies, 1 review
Law of the Gun (Pinnacle Westerns) (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
Lost Trails (Contributor) 14 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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