David Christopher Johnston is a fiction writer from England. He writes humorous and satirical fiction — ignoring the advice of teachers who told him (all those years ago) that “joking around won’t get you anywhere in life”. From a working class background, his stories focus on themes of mental health, class prejudice and the working world.
David spent much of his young life in his room writing music. But after reluctantly accepting he had a face for radio and a voice for silent film, he trained to be a lawyer and worked for several years in commercial law, before deciding to tell stories instead. When he isn’t writing, David campaigns to raise awareness and reduce stigma about mental health. He also enjoys playing guitar, chuckling to his own jokes, and hiking.