A.J.B. (John) Johnston is the author or co-author of fourteen books and over 100 articles in scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers. He was made a chevalier of France's Ordre des Palmes académiques in recognition of his many publications on the history of the French in Atlantic Canada. John also writes fiction. In 2012 he released his first novel, Thomas, A Secret Life. His second novel, The Maze, launches in June 2014. John was a longtime historian with Parks Canada, with his 23 years at the Fortress of Louisbourg being especially formative. He lives in Halifax with his wife Mary. For more information, please go to his web site, ajbjohnston.com. He is also on Twitter: @ajbjohnston and has a Facebook site: A J B Johnston, Writer