Danny Johnson is a writer of novels and short stories that follow in the tradition of Southern authors whose characters most often represent the disenfranchised in society, examining their struggles to overcome in a world that does not acknowledge them to be of value.
Johnson is an active member of The North Carolina Writer’s Network and has worked with such authors as Ron Rash, Lynn York, Nancy Bartholomew, and John Gregory Brown. In 2014, he served as fiction judge for the Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities.
His stories have appeared in Fox Chase Review, Remembrances of Wars Past Anthology, South Writ Large, Sheepshead Review, A Southern Journal, The Camel Saloon, and Main Street Rag’s Best of Raleigh Reading Series, among others. He has been nominated for a Push Cart Prize in short fiction, his short story Dancing with My Shadow was judged by Writer’s Digest as one of the 100 best in 2012, and he was a quarter-finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Contest in 2013.
Johnson is a Vietnam Veteran and recipient of the USAF Distinguished Flying Cross.