The Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts (Fairhope, Alabama) has awarded a three-month term (January-March, 2017) as Writer-in-Residence to A J B (John) Johnston. Johnston is the author of three novels and fourteen books of history; many of his books were published by CBU Press.
The program gives authors an opportunity to work on their writing while in residence at Wolff Cottage, which offers writers-in-residence the solitude and privacy to hone their craft, an escape-to-create or retreat-to-complete while living “in one of the prettiest places in the country.”
A career historian with Parks Canada, A.J.B. Johnston turned his hand to fiction in 2012, authoring three novels fictionalizing the life of Thomas Pichon, and 18th-century Frenchman, known to history as the spy of Beauséjour: Thomas, A Secret Life, The Maze and Crossings.
The Wolff Cottage Writer-in-Residence program is supported in part by the City Council of Fairhope, AL, donations from FCWA membership and the fundraising efforts of its members.