Category Archives: Aldrea Johnson

I was brought up on stories, tales of adventures of far off places, of princesses in peril and their princes rescuing them, they filled my head and sparked my imagination from an early age. I have very fond memories of “Lloyd Brown” or “Lloydy” as he was known to us children, telling the most wonderful stories. The only time he didn’t stutter was when he was telling stories, I would travel with him to those far off places from the Grimm fairy tales and just around the corner of the “Anansi” stories of Jamaican fables, these were amongst my favourites. By the time I had to swap the Jamaican sun shine for the winter “watery” sun of England at the age of almost eleven years old. My head was already crammed full of stories to accompany me on my very own adventure to far off England.

I may have spent my formative years in the Jamaican country side with the wild green woods and perfectly clear rivers but I grew up in London. Long winter days and darkened evenings would find me with my head in a book, the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Arabian Nights and closer to home Enid Blyton’s Famous Five were later replaced but not forgotten by Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast, and Sterling E Lanier’s Hiero’s Journey.

I was a shy introverted child but while at school I was regarded as one of the “cool” kids; I was a real Jamaican with the accent to prove it. Libraries became my playground; they helped to fuel my imagination where adventure after adventure played out again and again in my head. I could be anywhere, any place, anytime from my little corner of the local library. I lived in my head; my stories gave me a sense of belonging, they sustained me and now somehow one of my adventures found its way onto the page and is about to be shared with others.

Visit Aldrea’s webpage for more insights into her fantastical world…https://fourrealm.wordpress.com/

Imzadi Publishing – New Releases

It has been a busy busy time for Imzadi Publishing this spring beginning with the release of Marc Cullison’s follow-up novel to The Other Vietnam War: A Helicopter Pilot’s Life in Vietnam, Vietnam Again. The Other Vietnam War gives the … Continue reading

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Great Woman

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‘Behind every great man there is a great woman’; 1940’s or 1960’s idiom it doesn’t matter, what matters is that there isn’t a similar saying linked to great women. Of course our idea of great women…

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NEW RELEASE – DRAGON BONE

COMING MAY 30, 2017!! The first book in Aldrea Johnson’s The Battle for The Four Realms series! Book Trailer   Audio Preview

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Dragon Bone

Imzadi Publishing is proud to share the new cover art for Dragon Bone, the first book in the highly anticipated The Battle for the Four Realms series by Aldrea Johnson. Now that the art work has been completed the release … Continue reading

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Changes

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Changes happens whether you want it to or not, and we have to roll with it,look it square in the eye and adopt. I feel sad, anxious, and excited, at the changes taking over my…

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Dragon Bone

Imzadi Publishing is proud to share the new cover art for Dragon Bone, the first book in the highly anticipated The Battle for the Four Realms series by Aldrea Johnson. Now that the art work has been completed the release … Continue reading

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