Clive Johnson has a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Teaching and in 1990 started his career as a senior high school teacher of English Literature, Arts and Theatre. With a lifelong interest in military antiquities, he first contributed to international medal reference (The Medal Yearbook, UK) as their Australian consultant, and did so for a number of years. Building on this success, Clive produced a reference on Australian medals and awards which was published in 2008, titled Australians Awarded. The first in-depth reference was so well received, a second edition was published in 2014, with a third comprehensive edition expected in late 2018. Australians Awarded has sold over 7000 copies and is considered the standard reference for awards in Australia. Clive has also written numerous articles and published research nationally and internationally receiving an Order of Australia for his writing, winning the 2015-16 Tamplin Prize for best international article and been asked to write for big names like National Geographic and Carters Antiques.
Clive’s true passion and expression lie in his fictional works that draw on the intrigue and excitement much akin to the mishaps and adventures enjoyed in the Indiana Jones series, the imaginings of Matthew Reilly’s Scarecrow series and the historical accuracy of Bernard Cornwell’s works. What’s special and different from these iconic masters is Clive’s ability to tap into genuine characters that touch us all, the underdog persevering over the powerful antagonists and wealthy corporations often with clever wit and a flair for the unexpected.
With more than 20 manuscripts being developed, the certainty of Clive’s ability to produce award winning fiction will be set with his first trilogy The Eye of Egypt, Part one the Pharaoh’s Greatest Gift, part two The Mirror Chamber and part three (to be titled) All Will Be Black.
Clive has spublished the first two books in the Eye of Egypt series and is currently writing the final in the trilogy.