Roger Johnson is a Colorado native who taught high school history to AP and IB students for 26 years in northern Colorado (Greeley West HS). Prior to that, he taught numerous social studies courses at the junior high level (Heath JH). Additionally, he was the boys varsity basketball coach at West. In retirement he has returned to the mountains of Colorado--his home town of Leadville at 10,000'--to fly fish, golf, play a little hoops with his friends, follow politics at all levels, and write daily. In winter, he and his wife leave for southerrn Arizona to stay warm. He wrote his first novel in 2003-4, The Hill, '67, which he continues to rewrite to this day. As of February 2023, he has published six novels.
In the genre of Boomer literature (recent historical fiction), Roger has published three books. Laments for the Dead, Layers of Darkness, and America's Soul. Each one confronts an issue from our past (Boomers) as seen through the eyes and actions of characters wanting a better world.
At the urging of my youngest son, I wrote a sports novel and then followed it up with two sequels that follow the "Cheetah girls." On Point: One Team's Journey from Miner Girls to Cheetahs tells the story of two vulnerable teenagers trying to escape the low expectations for female athletes in their poor community.
They can be purchased as a paperback, hopefully through your favorite indie bookstore.