William Johnston
William Johnston (1924-2010) was an American author. He was born in Lincoln, Illinois in 1924. William served in the Pacific with the U.S. Navy beginning in 1942. He went onto work as a disc jockey, advertising executive, magazine editor, and in public relations before becoming a writer. William would write everything from comic mysteries to pulp to light comedy to medical romance to softcore erotica. He wrote tie-in novels for series like Happy Days, The Flying Nun and Get Smart. After he retired as a writer, William owned and operated a bar for many years in San Jose, CA. He passed away in 2010.

William Johnston became a published author in 1960 with the novel The Marriage Cage. Below is a list of William Johnston’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Flying Nun Books

Miracle at San Tanco (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Littlest Rebels (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mother of Invention (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Green Men (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Underground Picnic (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Happy Days Books

Ready to Go Steady (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fonzie Drops In (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Invaders (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fonzie, Fonzie Superstar (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bike Tycoon (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fonz and La Zonga (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dear Fonzie... (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fonzie Goes to College (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Lancer Brady Bunch Novelizations Books

Publication Order of Max Smart Books

Get Smart (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Get Smart Once Again (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Missed It By That Much! (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max Smart and the Perilous Pellets (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sorry, Chief... (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
And Loving It! (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spy Who Went Out to the Cold (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max Smart Loses Control (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max Smart and the Ghastly Ghost Affair (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Welcome Back, Kotter Books

10-4 Sweathogs! (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sweathog Newshawks (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sweathog Trail (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Super Sweathogs (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sweathog Sit-In (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Searching Spector (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Marriage Cage (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Fear in Borzano (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Silent Voice (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Captain Nice (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
They Came From the Sea (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dick Tracy (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Room 222 (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bewitched - the Opposite Uncle (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sam Weskit on the Planet Framingham (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Barney (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bomb in the Classroom (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Klute (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Madness at the Castle (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Asylum (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Banyon (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Master of Foxhollow (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Clock and Bell (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Other Brother (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sons and Daughters (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Follow the Heart (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mrs. Barthelme's Madness (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Echoes of a Summer (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Remembered Kiss (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Barbarino Drops Out (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gore Vidal's Caligula (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cradle to Grave (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: Madness at the Castle, A Silent Voice, The Searching Specter, Master of Foxhollow, The Other Brother, Mrs. Barthelme’s Madness and Cradle to Grave were originally written using the pseudonym of Susan Claudia. A Fear in Borzano was written as Willa Jay. Follow the Heart and The Remembered Kiss were written under the pen name Heather Sinclair. They Came From the Sea: The New People was written as Alex Steele. Gore Vidal’s Caligula was written as William Howard. The Matt Lincoln series was written as Ed Garth.

William Johnston Synopsis: The Other Brother is a standalone title by Susan Claudia (aka William Johnston). An old, foreboding mansion looked out over the cold, dark waters surrounding Morgan Island and as Audrey Thatcher got closer to the house she could see the shadow of an elderly woman sitting on the porch. Somehow, in that instant, Audrey knew she was not welcome. A talented writer and career woman, she had come to the island to work on a book: a history of the two famous brothers who had once owned the Morgan Estate. They were now both dead – but she would not allow them to be forgotten. Old Mrs. Morgan had agreed to her visit and had even offered her help with the book. But Audrey did not know that she was about to uncover grave secrets from the Morgan past that would threaten her sanity… and her life!

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