I'm a writer and a photographer. I make my home on the edge of a forest in Nederland, Colorado -- a small town in the Rocky Mountains. Most of my work, both written and visual, is inspired by travel abroad. I'm very interested in other cultures and have a love for a number of scientific disciplines, though I myself am not a very disciplined person and therefore have only a lay-person's knowledge. However, concepts in physics, cosmology and other fields often make their way into my writing. I also like melding fictional elements into my nonfiction, but in very obvious ways such as the form of a legend or extravagant metaphor. A common problem for readers of creative nonfiction writing is knowing how much to trust the author, wondering how much they fudge the truth for the sake of making a better story. Allow me to assure you that I write only what I truly experienced and make the "creative" parts quite obvious. 

I have no fancy MFA or PhD nor any association with academia. I just write because it's what's in my soul (and am willing to admit it may be a rather twisted soul ... yet it is mine, I must claim it).

My websites are cross-linked so you can see photos and travel blog posts which have associations with my essays.

You may notice the discrepancy in my last name. I write literary essays and fiction under my maiden name, and travel writing/photography under my married name.

Thanks for reading!


Profile articles about me:

Life and Work with Shara Johnson at VoyageDenver

Meet Shara Johnson at ShoutOut Colorado

Meet Shara Kay Johnson at CanvasRebel