Profile: Steve Buster Johnson

About This Author

After completing an HND in Electronics at Southampton (UK) and a BA in Mathematics through the Open University (London), I embarked on a forty year career in corporate infrastructure project management that took me to many countries, working for numerous organisations in both the public and private sector. I then decided to take time out to fulfil a lifelong ambition; the writing of a factual novel about the war-time experiences of my grandfather and fellow Royal Flying Corps members. The result was "For God, England and Ethel", published by Trafford and on sale via my website www.forgodenglandethel.com. A full-time writer since 2006, my second novel, "Seven Days In April" is a crime/mystery story set in Belgium during WW1 with the main character a pilot who worked as a detective before the Great War. My third book is entitled "Leaning on a Lamp Post" and is the story of a young boy growing up in London in the early nineteen fifties, based loosely on my own childhood. Two of the main characters are Fred and Ethel from the first book, though by now they are growing old. There are three 'flashback' chapters, one set in pre-WW1 England where Fred meets Ethel for the first time, the second where Fred and Ethel get married in 1918 and the third in 1942, one week after 'D' Day. My fourth book, "A Man of many Letters", is a self-help guide to living and winning with ADHD, OCD and ODD, based on a lifetime's experience of overcoming these conditions without the benefit of counselling or medication. My fifth book, "Over the Western Front", tells the story of 6 Squadron Royal Air Force during the Great War. It is divided into two parts, the first being in the form of a month-by-month journal based on my grandfather's war diaries when he served in Belgium and France with 6 Squadron and the second part is a detailed account of the squadron's activities, the history of every aircraft on charge during WW1 and every casualty sustained by 6 Squadron between October 1914 and December 1918. One book is currently under development, "The Twists and Turns of a Road Less Travelled" - an autobiography with a difference. Watch this space for more information. A former competitive rower, my hobbies (apart from early 20th Century history and military aviation which takes most of my time) include flying a light aircraft, tennis, cycling, skiing, graphic design, photography and motorcycling. With three children and three grandchildren, I live with my wife Sheila at Kynnumboon, in New South Wales, Australia.

This Author's Books

'A Man of Many Letters' is a self-help guide for anyone affected by ADHD, ODD and OCD, written by a man who has lived a full and successful life by turning what most people would consider a debilitating condition to his advantage without the aid of medica....
ISBN: 9781786974150
Published: 27 October 2016
This book recounts the voyage of discovery of a man who is suffering a mid-life crisis. Wondering where he has gone wrong in life, fate takes a hand and leads him to a place of great significance when he was a child. By remembering past events through the....
ISBN: 9781785100369
Published: 8 September 2014
'Over the Western Front' tells the story of a front line Royal Flying Corps squadron, fighting on the Western Front during the whole of the Great War. The first part has been written in the form of a journal, telling those at home in England how the war i....
ISBN: 9781788765701
Published: 25 October 2018
In the Spring of 1917, a Royal Flying Corps squadron is having more than its fair share of action on the Western Front. There is trouble within the squadron however, as spare parts and valuables have mysteriously disappeared, with no clue as to who is res....
ISBN: 9781782999744
Published: 23 September 2013