Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson - Ghostwriter

Belfast, UK

Best-selling ghostwriter (primary source for BBC drama 'DOING MONEY'), novelist, journalist. Writing crime fiction, black comedy, memoir.

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Ghosted SLAVE (Ebury Press, London) - a true story of kidnap, sex trafficking and revenge - an Amazon best-seller. Primary source for BBC drama 'DOING MONEY' (TX: November 5, 2018. BBC2).

Ghosted true story MY MAN'S SECRET (Julie Dello, Dorset, 2019) - a widow's DNA search reveals a husband's astonishing secret past.

A career journalist, I've covered conflict, peace and politics in Irish and UK national newspapers. Titles include Sunday Times; Irish Sun; The Sun; Belfast Telegraph; Irish News; Sunday People; Vice.

Debut novel WOUNDLICKER (Blackstaff Press, 2005) is '...slick and witty, wrathful and indulgent...'

ALINA (Blackstaff Press, 2006), '...delivers a climax as harrowing as one might hope to find in contemporary crime fiction.'

SINKER (Liberties Press, 2014), is '...a lean, nasty, tripped-out shocker... a cracking book, a jolt to the senses like a line of flaming shots.'

ALOYSIUS TEMPO (Liberties Press, 2015) features '...moments of dark poetry shining through the nihilism.... it is writing of very high quality, beautifully observed and full of clear, cold cruelty.'

SLAVE (Ebury Press, 2018) is '...shocking, insightful, heartbreaking and powerful.'

MY MAN'S SECRET (Julie Dello, 2019) kept '...me enthralled from the first page.'

Previous work includes factual scriptwriting for BBC Northern Ireland, comedy sketch writing for BBC Radio Ulster.

Now seeking projects, fiction and nonfiction, at any stage of development.
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Dystopian
Humor & Comedy
Mashups
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
True Crime

Work experience

Journalist

News Group Newspapers (current); Mirror Group Newspapers; Belfast Telegraph; Irish News
August, 1996 – Present (over 23 years)

Sourcing stories; working with people at often extraordinary times of their lives in Northern Ireland; turning experiences into words; editing celebrity/politician columns; door-stepping crooks. Generally engaged in diplomacy, flexibility, empathy, fortitude.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Slave: Snatched off Britain’s streets. The truth from the victim who brought down her traffickers.

Jason Johnson

‘They took me because I would not be missed’This is the shocking true story of how an ordinary young girl was kidnapped off the street as she walked home and turned into a slave – before fighting for her freedom and finding the courage to help the police in one of the UK’s most shocking modern-day slavery trials. Anna was an innocent student when she was kidnapped, beaten and forced into the s... read more

‘They took me because I would not be missed’This is the shocking true story of how an ordinary young girl was kidnapped off the street as she walked home and turned into a slave – before fighting for her freedom and finding the courage to help the police in one of the UK’s most shocking modern-day slavery trials. Anna was an innocent student when she was kidnapped, beaten and forced into the s... read more

Aloysius Tempo

Jason Johnson

Irish-born Aloysius is a freelance killer for hire. Advertising his services - the 'hard solve' - on the Dark Web, he arranges fatal accidents, convenient deaths. 'My job is the only job in the world where people you should have killed will throw it back in your face.' Living off-grid, an old contact from home offers him work. Aloysius doesn't take the bait and gets cornered by Imelda, the ste... read more

Irish-born Aloysius is a freelance killer for hire. Advertising his services - the 'hard solve' - on the Dark Web, he arranges fatal accidents, convenient deaths. 'My job is the only job in the world where people you should have killed will throw it back in your face.' Living off-grid, an old contact from home offers him work. Aloysius doesn't take the bait and gets cornered by Imelda, the ste... read more

My Man's Secret

Julie Dello

He had two different names, ages, accents, backgrounds, countries -but only one love. A TRUE STORY When Lynn Dello's widow looked into her husband's past, she did'nt expect to discover Lynn Dello had never existed, and so began a relentless international search for the truth about the kind hearted soldier she had adored so passionately for over twenty years. Via DNA mapping, historical archive... read more

He had two different names, ages, accents, backgrounds, countries -but only one love. A TRUE STORY When Lynn Dello's widow looked into her husband's past, she did'nt expect to discover Lynn Dello had never existed, and so began a relentless international search for the truth about the kind hearted soldier she had adored so passionately for over twenty years. Via DNA mapping, historical archive... read more

Woundlicker

Jason Johnson

Presented in the form of a classified British government report, this thriller follows one man's fight against corruption in the North Ireland Peace Process.

Presented in the form of a classified British government report, this thriller follows one man's fight against corruption in the North Ireland Peace Process.

Sinker

Jason Johnson

This game is no indulgence - it's endurance.' Baker Forley wants romance, respect, a career . . . but his only talent is sinking whiskey. Luckily the world's most reviled sport - professional drinking - badly needs new blood. When Baker's washed-up coach, Ratface, swings him an invite to the notorious 'Bullfight' boozing competition in Mallorca, he can feel the big time coming.But, mid-play, h... read more

This game is no indulgence - it's endurance.' Baker Forley wants romance, respect, a career . . . but his only talent is sinking whiskey. Luckily the world's most reviled sport - professional drinking - badly needs new blood. When Baker's washed-up coach, Ratface, swings him an invite to the notorious 'Bullfight' boozing competition in Mallorca, he can feel the big time coming.But, mid-play, h... read more

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Julie Dello
First class professional, I would highly recommend him without any hesitation, I am extremely happy with not only the fantastic ghostwriting, in which he excels, but all the help and suggestions he has given along the way.

Julie Dello, February 2019

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