Milly Johnson Bio


A multiple award-winning author, Milly Johnson was born, raised and still lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. A Sunday Times bestseller, she is one of the Top 10 Female Fiction authors in the UK with millions of copies of her books sold across the world.

In January 2020, she was honoured with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award and will be a featured author in the Reading Agency’s Quick Reads and World Book Night campaigns.

A writer who champions women and highlights the importance of friendship and community, Milly’s characters are celebrations of the strength of the human spirit.

My One True North is her seventeenth novel and is a story of friendship and what love means, of secrets uncovered, teashops on corners and the northern lights. 

Laurie and Pete should never have met. 
But fate has pushed them together for a reason.

Six months ago, on the same night, Laurie and Pete both lost their partners.
Struggling to manage the grief, they join the same counselling group – and meet each other.

From their sadness, Pete and Laurie find happiness growing and they sense a fresh new beginning. 
Except, the more they talk, the more they begin to spot the strange parallels in their stories.
Then Pete discovers a truth that changes everything.

But, as surely as a compass points north, some people cannot be kept apart.

Watch an Interview with Milly in the MyVLF Theatre from February 15th 2020