Christian Romance Author
Hello! I’m Kerry Johnson. Welcome to my home-away-from home on the internet. Take your time looking around—I just dusted! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
A few of my favorite things? Books, family and friends, chai tea, animals, and most of all Jesus. As an author, I live half of the day in the real world, and the other half in my imagination, with my characters.
I’m a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and love meeting other writers and readers. Thank you for stopping by!
Kerry has an accessible and “real” voice, laced with gentle humor, that brings her stories to life and makes her lessons completely accessible. I loved the stories about her adventures with her two young sons and their irrepressible questions about life and faith. Thought-provoking and encouraging.
Author of Historical and Speculative Fiction
Kerry Johnson has had a love affair with stories since she was a little girl riding rock horses and talking to trees in Connecticut. She worked in Public Broadcasting while earning her B.S. in English Education from the University of South Florida, then taught middle school remedial reading and Drama before spending eight years as a stay-at-home mom and wife. She has been published in Creation Illustrated, Granola Bar Devotionals, and was a regular contributor to Tampa Bay’s Overflow Magazine from 2011-2013.
In 2008, Kerry began writing her first story, and she dipped her toes in the blogosphere the following year. She’s been a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) since 2011. After nearly a decade learning the craft of writing, and with prayer and (im)patience, her contemporary romance, The Name Game, was a three-time finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest (2016, 2017, and 2018), and her middle grade manuscript finaled in 2015 then won the Genesis Award in 2017 (YA). In 2016 and 2018, two of Kerry’s manuscripts won their categories at the Florida Christian Writers Conference (Middle Grade and Romance).
Kerry lives in sunny, stormy Tampa Bay with her patient engineer husband, two active boys, and way too many books. Ali Herring at Spencerhill Associates is her literary agent. She’s active online at https://candidkerry.wordpress.com/, https://www.facebook.com/candidkerry/, and on Twitter https://twitter.com/candidkerry, where she shares an overabundance of pictures of her feathered toddler (sun conure) Mango, and lazy boxer, Boomer.
Grace for the Gaps
Grace for the Gaps is an inspiring devotional filled with humorous and poignant true stories inspired by Kerry’s experiences as a wife and mom of two rambunctious, lizard-loving boys. Whether it’s the hectic, humorous moments of parenting, maneuvering the beautiful covenant relationship of marriage, or the day-to-day struggles to hide God’s word in our hearts, Kerry shares how God’s grace covers our failings and His word is truly a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Kerry’s prayer is that Grace for the Gaps reminds readers that Jesus’ love never changes and His abundant grace fills every gap on life’s bumpy road.
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My older son was born with a desire to get off the ground. From toddlerhood on, Cole has climbed. And climbed. And climbed higher. When he was two, we transitioned him out of his crib in order to pass it on to his younger brother Chase, who spent the first couple...