NWU Author Interview: Tom Johnson

Nothing Without Us

Nothing Without Us is an own-voices, multi-genre collection of short stories where the protagonists identify as disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or manage mental illness.


Co-editor Talia Johnson interviews Tom Johnson (no relation), author of Jungle Demon, which will appear in the Nothing Without Us anthology this fall.

CW: Tom mentions a genre of the past that used ableist/antiquated terms.

Story summary: In an African wood of dense trees and vines resides a monster who could even be part of the jungle itself. N’Domo Demon is the game given to this creature, once a man, who now observes human life from the fringes.

Tell us a bit about yourself as an author. Do you have any published works. What sort of stories do you gravitate to as a writer?

I was born in Seymour, Texas, in the summer of 1940. My dad was a cowboy and cook. He tried to…

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