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General Information

Name:  R M Johnson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1968 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

RM was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from Morgan Park High School in 1986, he enlisted in the United States Army as a radiologic technologist. He spent time stateside and abroad. After an honorable discharge, he started school at Columbia College in Chicago as a film major.

Biographical and Professional Information

RM started his career in the arts as a young scetch artist. RM attended a total of four undergraduate schools and graduated after four years from University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Science. While in college, he had written plays, one of which became the basis for his first novel, The Harris Men, which was published in 1999 by Simon & Schuster. RM published a series of books after that. In 2004, RM enrolled in Chicago State University to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing, which he earned in 2006. He is currently searching for talented writers to publish under his small publishing company, and putting the finishing touches on the much anticipated sequel in The Million Dollar saga, Deceit & Devotion.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Love frustration :
ISBN: 0743448731. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. ©2002.

"Jayson Abrams is tired of dating, tired of the games involved, and wants nothing more than to settle down. Thankfully, in less than a week he will marry Faith Shepard, the love of his life. But there is one minor issue, Jayson's longtime best friend, Asha Mills. Not only is she gorgeous, but Asha and Jayson also used to be lovers."--Jacket.

Dating games :
ISBN: 074346480X. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York ;. 2004.

"Though both gorgeous, the two Rodgers sisters couldn't be more different. Hennesey, a brilliant straight-A student, is soon off to college on a full scholarship. She's in a strong relationship with Rafe, a recently released convict who's trying to turn his life around after being unjustly jailed. He took a drug rap for his old friend Smoke, who has since become the most ruthless drug dealer in Chicago. Rafe wants nothing more to do with his old friends--especially when he falls for Hennesey. On the other hand, Alizé is perfectly comfortable relying on her undeniable sex appeal to get what she wants. When Livvy, the girls' mother, announces that they have to move out of her apartment because she is getting a smaller place to save up money to go back to school, Alizé panics as she is in desperate need of some money of her own. She and her girlfriends come up with an outrageous plan to score some fast cash--persuading the men with fat pockets they meet at clubs to take the girls to a hotel and then drugging them and making off with their wallets and jewelry. Unfortunately for Alizé, one of their first victims is none other than Smoke, Rafe's old buddy. Once robbed, he's bent on revenge--and the violent chain of events that follow will change the Rodgers family forever"--Page 4 of cover.

The million dollar divorce :
ISBN: 0743258177. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Paperbacks,. New York :. 2005, ©2004.

"Successful business entrepreneur Nate Kenny is thrilled to marry the beautiful and intelligent Monica, chiefly because it means he can at last fulfill his lifelong dream of having a family. While he isn't happy about it, he agrees with Monica to wait three years before trying for pregancy. Once those three years are up and the couple discovers that she is unable to bear children, any love he once felt for Monica is gone, and Nate wants out of the marriage. But he's worried about losing half of his sixty-million-dollar fortune in a divorce settlement. Desperate for an out, he searches for a way to exploit the infidelity clause in the couple's prenuptial agreement"--Cover page 4.

The Harris men :
ISBN: 0743482441. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. 2003, ©1999.

Do you take this woman? :
ISBN: 0743285204. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster ;. New York :. 2008.

Pete and Wayne find their life-long friendship tested by a shared attraction to Carla, who ends her engagement to an unfaithful Wayne but continues their affair in spite of her subsequent marriage to Pete.

Why men fear marriage :
ISBN: 1439101493. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books/Karen Hunter Pub.,. New York :. 2009.

Offers insight into the issues influencing commitment fears for men, counseling on why men cling to bachelorhood, how to discern a man's actual interest in marriage, and how to understand the ways men perceive various situations.

The million dollar deception /
ISBN: 1416540415. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster ;. New York :. 2009.

The critically acclaimed author of "The Million Dollar Divorce" returns with the sequel that fans have been waiting for: a stirring saga of romance, loyalty, and friendship.

No one in the world /
ISBN: 1439178097. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. 2011.

Follows the experiences of a gay social climber and his career criminal brother, who reunite thirty years after being separated as children.

Deceit and devotion /
ISBN: 1439180571. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. ©2012.

"A page-turning urban drama revolving around a family and the interconnected branches of its extended world"--

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