Johnny Worthen is an award-winning, best-selling author of books and stories. Trained in modern literary criticism and cultural studies, he writes upmarket fiction in multiple genres, symbolized by his love of tie-dye and good words. “I write what I like to read,” he says. “This guarantees me at least one fan.”
Johnny is best known for his award winning, nationally acclaimed, best-selling young adult novel, ELEANOR, THE UNSEEN. Then you can pick up CELESTE, THE UNSEEN BOOK 2 and know what’s going on so you won’t be lost when you read DAVID, THE UNSEEN BOOK 3.
Johnny entered the world of mystery with his award winning novel, THE BRAND DEMAND, a tale of blackmail, activism, and ethics. He followed that up with THE FINGER TRAP, a genre-bending, coming-of-age, mid-life crisis, social satire, comedy noire (with quiche) that introduces Tony Flaner, a slacker, every-man detective who can’t throw a punch but will slay a room with sarcasm.
Johnny’s debut novel, BEATRYSEL, an occult horror, and its companion story, DR. STUART’S HEART explore the dark sides of love and Magick. Johnny’s short stories appear in numerous anthologies and are all pretty cool.
Named Utah Writer of the Year, Johnny is a frequent presenter and panelist at writing conferences and fan conventions and teaches writing as an Associate Instructor at the University of Utah. Johnny lives in Sandy, Utah with his wife, sons and a cat named Junior.