The writing bug bit Stace Johnson while he was still in high school, and he honed that skill while attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where he edited the school literary journal, Images, during his sophomore year. In addition, he was vice-president of the Scarlet Letters English club, and was a co-organizer of the 1987 science fiction literary conference, featuring guests Vonda McIntyre, Robert Silverberg, and Harlan Ellison.
Through the years, Stace has participated in writing groups and workshops with several visionary authors and poets, where he gained a reputation as a thorough manuscript editor. He was a featured poet on the now defunct website RomanticShortLoveStories.com, wherein four of his poems were presented. His poem “What Makes You Die” won an Apex Publications promotional contest for Tom Piccirilli’s book of the same name, and his steampunk sonnet “The Kestrel”, written in the style of Gerard Manley Hopkins, was published in the Spring 2014 issue of Tales of the Talisman. In June 2016, cream city review published a collaborative hybrid poem called “Agnostic Triptych” that Stace wrote with poets Deena Larsen and Robert Lavett Smith. His short story, “Sphere of Falling” was chosen for oral presentation at Denver’s Stories for All Seasons literary series, and another short story, “Half-Lives of Quiet Desperation” received an Honorable Mention in the Fall 2009 Writers of the Future contest.
He has also merged his passions for writing and computers by publishing more than thirty non-fiction articles in technology trade magazines like ComputorEdge and Rocky Mountain TechLine.
Stace has edited several book-length manuscripts, as well as performing manuscript formatting services for individuals and complete book composition services for Rough Road Press. Please see the Publications page for specific information.