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Maurice Johnson

Milwaukee born, Maurice Johnson spent his prominent childhood years growing up in El Reno, Oklahoma. A Jazz guitarist, Author, Entrepreneur, Publishing Consultant and President of (OCWI) Oklahoma City Writers Inc, Maurice Johnson is a man of many talents and accomplishments. He enjoys exploring his ancestry and encouraging others to tell their life story.



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Dragonfly Summers, A Dream Before Tomorrow is a historical narrative of childhood summers that spans from Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s West Vliet Street, to the red clay dirt roads of El Reno, Oklahoma. Maurice Johnson chronicles stories of ancestry, kinship and coming of age, documenting the transformative years and unanswered questions of youth, growing up as young Timmy Johnson, throughout the 1960s and 70s. Both dramatic and heartwarming, the summer of 1964 was a pivotal point that changed life forever.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ North Ellison Avenue Press (June 17, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 332 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8986015415
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1.02 x 8.5 inches


K. WeaverWith honesty and a poet’s hand, the author not only paints the scenery, the times, the individuals in his world, but does so with a beautiful storytelling quality.

Collins Ombikhwa  – What an incredible book written by my mentor Maurice Johnson

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