cj petterson is the pen name of Marilyn Johnston, an award-winning writer whose short fiction and non-fiction stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. Her romantic suspense novels, CHOOSING CARTER and DEADLY STAR, are available from publisher Crimson Romance, Amazon.com, and B&N.com. Her works-in-process include a young adult fantasy and a mystery novel that features detective Jannicka “Jake” Konnor, a book that cj plans to turn into a series.
A first-generation American, she was born in Texas to Swedish parents and now lives on the Gulf Coast. She takes her pen name from her paternal grandmother. Marilyn is a member of Sisters-in-Crime as well as their online subgroup, Guppies, the Alabama Writers Forum, the Alabama Writers Conclave, and a charter member of the Mobile Writers Guild.