My eBook Debut!

I’m excited to announce the debut of my first eBook, The Substitute Bride!  This eBook is a collection of three intertwined short stories.  The thing they all have in common is one very special wedding. The eBook contains the lead story, The Substitute Bride, as well as The Best Man’s Secret and The Wedding Planner’s Apprentice.


The Substitute Bride by Victoria M. Johnson

The Substitute Bride

I’m a romantic and I’ve always loved attending weddings; partly because of the festive atmosphere, the romance, and of course all the bling. And, like millions of people worldwide, I got caught up in the excitement of the royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton and I was inspired to write these stories. While royals aren’t the stars of The Substitute Bride, I think you’ll enjoy these everyday characters and their engaging stories. (The Bride on the cover kind of looks like Kate, don’t you think?) Another difference is that the royal wedding went off without a glitch, whereas in these stories, things don’t quite go as expected.


The eBook is available at in several formats for most e-reader devices or just to download on your computer, and also at Amazon.



Princess Beatrice Gets The Last Laugh

The most talked about hat at the royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton sold at a charity auction for $132,000! While the striking hat, designed by Phillip Treacy and worn by Princess Beatrice to the wedding of the century, received ridicule as well as rave reviews, who expected it to raise so much at auction?

As an ambassador for Children in Crisis, an organization her mother, Sarah Ferguson, helped found, Princess Beatrice auctioned the hat on EBay and watched as the bids continued to rise over the ten-day bidding period. The proceeds will be split between Unicef and Children in Crisis.

How did the princess respond to the winning bid? “I cannot believe the amazing response to the hat, it has its own personality, and I am so happy that we have raised the most incredible amount of money and can make an even bigger change for the lives of some of the most vulnerable children across the world. I am so lucky to be nearly finishing my university life and I know that this money will help make it possible for others to do the same,” Princess Beatrice said. You go, girl! The identity of the auction winner has not been revealed. Perhaps we’ll see him or her wearing it sometime.

Royal Wedding Fever

I’ve been an avid royal watcher for many years. My interest truly deepened when Lady Diana Spencer entered the scene. Her mystique, her style, and her charm had me hooked. I’ll admit I awoke at 5 am Pacific Time to watch Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding live. And I’ll certainly awake at 3 am to see the nuptials of Prince William to Kate Middleton.

Prince William and Kate Middleton (BBC America)

I love attending weddings anyway, but a royal wedding, I wouldn’t want to miss that. First of all, they don’t come along that often. Secondly, I like William and Kate. They make an adorable couple and I wish them the love and happiness that eluded William’s parents. As a confirmed romantic, I hope they live happily ever after. But at their wedding I want to see The DRESS, and lots of BLING, and all the PAGEANTRY. It’s been a long year after all and I’d like a little escape about now. By witnessing the wedding celebration it’s a pleasant reaffirmation that fairytales can come true. If you’d rather sleep in, don’t worry; there will be plenty of televised highlights and Web Sites that will cover all the fascinating details.