Interviews
JWB Interviews CTJ + Blurbs to Make You Buy "Nightmarriage"

JWB Interviews CTJ + Blurbs to Make You Buy “Nightmarriage”

JWB vs. CTJ: An Acronym Battle for the Ages Read author, editor, and English teacher Jeri Walker-Bickett’s interview with me! In it, I discuss Nightmarriage, eLectio Publishing, Danny Joe Gibson, IMAGE Journal, Anne Lamott, and many more people, places, and things. http://jeriwb.com/author-interview-chad-thomas-johnston-6764/#more-6764 Do me a solid: If you like the interview, share it on Facebook,...
The Hungry-Eyed Artist: An Interview with Sam Phillips, Part II (Outtakes)

The Hungry-Eyed Artist: An Interview with Sam Phillips, Part II (Outtakes)

READ PART II OF “THE HUNGRY-EYED ARTIST: AN INTERVIEW WITH SAM PHILLIPS” HERE, AT IMAGE JOURNAL‘S “GOOD LETTERS” BLOG AT PATHEOS.COM. Due to space limitations at the “Good Letters” blog, I am featuring outtakes from my recent interview with singer-songwriter Sam Phillips here. In case you missed yesterday’s installment, check it out here. When you...
Help CTJ Strike While the Iron is Hot!

Help CTJ Strike While the Iron is Hot!

Hi All, A lot is going on. If you’re able to help me spread the news, please do. Sam Phillips Today, the first part of my interview with singer-songwriter Sam Phillips is out via IMAGE Journal‘s “Good Letters” blog. Click here to read it. In addition to album after album that I own and adore, Sam has written...
A Feast for Hungry Eyes: An Interview with Sam Phillips, Part I (Outtakes)

A Feast for Hungry Eyes: An Interview with Sam Phillips, Part I (Outtakes)

READ PART I OF “THE HUNGRY-EYED ARTIST: AN INTERVIEW WITH SAM PHILLIPS” HERE, AT IMAGE JOURNAL‘S “GOOD LETTERS” BLOG AT PATHEOS.COM. Due to space limitations at the “Good Letters” blog, I am featuring outtakes from my recent interview with singer-songwriter Sam Phillips here. Expect installment #2 here tomorrow! CTJ: You seem very comfortable with the...
"It's Okay to Hate Your Writing": A "Writers Write" Interview with Andi Cumbo

“It’s Okay to Hate Your Writing”: A “Writers Write” Interview with Andi Cumbo

Writer, writing teacher, and editor Andi Cumbo recently interviewed me about writing on her website. Read up, and follow Andi on Twitter at @andilit. Excerpt “People tend to handle critiquing me with kid gloves because I have OCD, and I’m very sensitive. But in the past year, having finally written publicly on a regular basis, I...
Everyday Transformations: Interview with Katherine Willis Pershey + Book Giveaway

Everyday Transformations: Interview with Katherine Willis Pershey + Book Giveaway

IN THE BEGINNING I first came across author / pastor / mother / wife Katherine Willis Pershey on the Innocence Mission’s Facebook page at the end of February, shortly before my first of two Lenten essays about the band were published via IMAGE Journal‘s “Good Letters” blog.  It’s hard not to notice someone who wears...
CTJ PRESS: News That's Fit to Print for a Man Who's Fit to Be Tied

CTJ PRESS: News That’s Fit to Print for a Man Who’s Fit to Be Tied

  Joshua Madden (@maddenjoshua), Arts & Entertainment Editor of The Baylor Lariat, picked my brain and found 27 cents in lost change and a stale Funyun from 1997 in the folds of my gray matter. The resulting feature is the first and only solo interview I have granted for any publication, and hopefully not the last. It was...
Hunting for Musical Easter Eggs: An Interview with Indie-Rock Icon Mitch Easter

Hunting for Musical Easter Eggs: An Interview with Indie-Rock Icon Mitch Easter

Mitch Easter’s name suits him well. His records are obscure, hidden in record shops all over the world like so many Easter eggs. In the ’80s, he fronted the North Carolina-based jangle-pop outfit Let’s Active, and released an EP and three full-length records. While iTunes and eMusic offer a few isolated songs from my favorite Let’s...
International DJG Day Coverage: Enough Content to Capsize the Continent

International DJG Day Coverage: Enough Content to Capsize the Continent

I hereby declare today to be International DJG (Danny J. Gibson) Day. If you are concerned that this day might somehow overshadow some other holiday no one celebrates, you are free to file a complaint with your Congressman. Go ahead, really. Because nothing is going to stop today from being International DJG Day. Tonight is Danny’s gallery...
(im)PRESS(ed?) for DJG's Album/Exhibit

(im)PRESS(ed?) for DJG’s Album/Exhibit

  This is a big week for Danny J. Gibson. His show opens Friday in Kansas City, the two of us are going to be on NPR’s Kansas City affiliate, KCUR, and a feature on Danny is going to appear in The Pitch. It’s a mass media feeding frenzy, and Danny and I are the...
A Harrowing Hallelujah: An Interview with Author Heather Gilion + Book Giveaway

A Harrowing Hallelujah: An Interview with Author Heather Gilion + Book Giveaway

Though He slay me, yet I will hope in Him. – Job 13:15 Before I met Heather, I only knew who she was because life’s fatal finger had smeared ashes on her forehead, making her something of a living reminder of the reality of death in this world. I read about her in a newspaper,...
The Time-Traveling Bookbinder: Hagen Miller Teaches the Future About the Past

The Time-Traveling Bookbinder: Hagen Miller Teaches the Future About the Past

Hagen Miller is living proof that human beings do not need elaborate contraptions to travel through time. He voyages into yesteryears each time he binds a book using the methods of his forefathers from centuries past. His work is proof that the theme song from Reading Rainbow was not, in fact, a lie. When that...