Michael Johnson Biographical Information
Born in 1947 in New Boston, Texas, Michael graduated
from New Boston High School in 1965. He
graduated from Texas A&M – Commerce in 1971 with a
B.S. in psychology, and received his M. S. from
Texas A&M Kingsville
in 1972. Michael earned his doctorate at Texas A&M
– Commerce in counseling in 1974.
He is the
author of a number of award-winning books including…
Special Person -
hardcover, 5x8 illustrated gift book for teachers
Whispering Horse –
hardcover, 8x10 illustrated by renown Oklahoma
artist, Sammy Watson (second
Angels – tradepaper, 6x9,
250 pages, named “Best Non-Fiction Book of 2002” by
the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation (second printing).
and Dr. Frog – hardcover,
8x10 illustrated true tale of a little frog dealing
with the pressure-packed world of the third grade.
A Gift for
Ida and Bell – hardcover,
8x10 illustrated story of the name origin of Idabel,
Healing Shine – A Spiritual Assignment
– available in paperback (350 pages) and audio
(running time – eight hours). The seven-year
spiritual journey of one man and one horse.
Winner - Western Writers of America Spur Award –
Winner – Hollywood
Book Festival – 2007
Honorable Mention – New York Book Festival – 2007.
Honorable Mention – London Book Festival – 2007.
Reflections of a Cowboy –
Honorable Mention – Hollywood Book Festival – 2005.
Michael was named “Oklahoma Author of the Year” in
has performed over 600 live stage shows in the past
ten years across America and Canada, and his
nationally syndicated magazine column, “Throwing
My Loop,” is read by thousands each month. His
stories of encouragement are heard on a number of
public and private radio affiliates throughout North
America, and he is the host of a weekly radio
broadcast titled “Reflections
of a Cowboy.”
Michael lives on a horse farm in Campbell, Texas
with his wife, Dr. Sharon Johnson, four roping
horses, ten steers, and their Australian Shepherd
Michael and Blue