Bryan Campbell Johnston was raised and schooled in North Yorkshire, having returned with his wife, Wendy, to live in Richmondshire in 2020. Bryan has three children, two step-children and he and Wendy have two grandchildren.
Between leaving North Yorkshire and returning, Bryan had both a military and legal career. His military career started at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and ended as a Major commanding an infantry company during Gulf War I. In between he served in Germany and Northern Ireland and other outposts around the shrinking globe.
His legal career started at The University of Westminster and the School of Law, and ended as a Solicitor and Managing Partner of a law firm. In between Bryan was involved in the arts as a Director and Trustee of a regional theatre for six years. He has been, among other appointments, Chair of a charity and Chair of a Chamber of Commerce. Bryan is a trained Mediator.
Bryan wrote articles for a business magazine for several years; he had a play performed at Brentwood Theatre and his adaptation of Northanger Abbey was performed in over 31 locations by a professional touring troupe.
Bryan’s hobbies include writing, theatre, horseracing, sailing, golf, trekking and skiing.
Bryan writes under the name Campbell Johnston and Horace is his first published novel.