T.W. Johnson grew up watching classic science fiction and horror reruns via a Saturday afternoon TV series called Creature Feature, which debuted in 1973, and ran for twenty-two years. Innately talented, he gave writing a try in 1995 after reading a short horror story his wife had written for a high school English assignment. He locally self-published a short story collection in 1998 as a personal experiment, then naively tinkered with Internet publishing in 2003. One year later, a hurricane devastated his hometown, which replaced all aspirations with years of recovery. After obtaining an AA degree in 2011, he began writing once again.