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…

The Most Special Person - hardcover, 5x8 illustrated gift book for teachers (third printing).

Susie, The Whispering Horse – hardcover, 8x10 illustrated by renown Oklahoma artist, Sammy Watson (second printing).

Cowboys and Angels – tradepaper, 6x9, 250 pages, named “Best Non-Fiction Book of 2002” by the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation (second printing).

Tad Pole 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, Oklahoma.
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 – 2007.

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 2005


     Michael 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 named Rowdy.


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