Clifford Spud Johnson
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Clifford Spud Johnson

Raised in Inglewood, California, Clifford 'Spud' Johnson experienced numerous encounters with the California Youth Authority, drugs and mayhem. As he became immersed into the hustle that ultimately became nothing more than quicksand, he was trapped in a system that showed no mercy. During Spud's over 15 year incarceration writing went from a pastime to an impressive catalogue of urban fiction novels. His ability to incorporate the highs and lows as well as the harsh consequences of urban life allows him to emotionally connect with his readers in ways many authors cannot. He doesn't just write about urban life he is urban life.
Ten published books later, Spud continues to strive for excellence by putting his energy and passion into each novel as if it was his first classic novel Kalifornia Luv, published in 2009. In addition to his writing career, Spud understands that he has more to offer the world than just a good book. In turn, his life is an open book that he willingly shares to inspire others about how to push your dream despite your current circumstances. Understanding that knowledge is power, Spud promotes the importance of literacy among young black males to demonstrate that there are other options besides the youth correctional authority with the hope that they will become positive figures within their communities. Because many prisoners could not read Spuds work while in prison, he also promotes literary among adults within the penal system. He understands that to reduce recidivism it starts first with the ability to read a job application. Clifford 'Spud' Johnson's books can be found in America's largest retail stores such as Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Target and Books-A-Million just to name a few.


Kalifornia Luv (2009)
Gangsta Twist 1 (June 28, 2011)
Gangsta Twist 2 (July 26, 2011)
Kiss Me (August 1, 2012)
He Don't Play Fair (January 2013)
She Don't Play Fair (June 2013)
Gangsta Twist Saga (May 2014)
Gangsta Twist 3 (May 26, 2015)
Promises Made, Promises Broken (February 14, 2016)
Carl Weber's Kingpins of Oklahoma City (May 31, 2016)
Can't Stop (2017)
Kalifornia Luv-Part 2

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    • Gangsta Twist 1

    • The Gangsta Twist Series, Book 1
    • By: Clifford "Spud" Johnson
    • Narrated by: Daniel George
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Taz is the ruthless leader of an elite group of bandits who rule the streets of Oklahoma City. No one has met the mysterious boss who gives them their orders via laptop, but the arrangement works for everyone involved. Their criminal enterprise keeps them rolling in dough....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • i love this book

    • By Ashley on 02-13-19

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Gangsta Twist 2

    • By: Clifford "Spud" Johnson
    • Narrated by: Keith Benn Jr.
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    The Network and its affiliates used to be one of Oklahoma City's most organized crews. Their criminal enterprise is unraveling quickly, though, as member loyalty is challenged and betrayal becomes the name of the game....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Big disappointment...narrator is terrible!

    • By KashMart on 03-29-19

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Gangsta Twist 3

    • By: Clifford "Spud" Johnson
    • Narrated by: Ellis Park
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    The Network, known for their calculated power moves, attempts to align themselves with new international business colleagues. With a leader like Taz, the possibilities seem endless, but not everyone adjusts well to change....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ready for Gangsta Twist 4

    • By Book Lady on 04-26-19

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Can't Stop

    • By: Clifford "Spud" Johnson, Buck 50 Productions
    • Narrated by: Stevie Washington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    Jason Gaines, better known as Hot Shot, has just buried his mother, father, and little brother after a home invasion. Now the only thing on his mind is finding the people responsible and punishing them severely for taking all that he cared for in this world....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Typical love story about thugs.

    • By Anonymous User on 06-08-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Around the Way Girls 11

    • By: Treasure Hernandez, Clifford "Spud" Johnson, India Johnson-Williams, and others
    • Narrated by: L. Steven Taylor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    There's a saying that if you come from my part of town, you're from around the way. Around the Way Girls 11 is a fast-paced look at the lives of some street-smart women who think they know it all, but are about to get the lessons of their lives....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This narrator gives me life!

    • By Kimberly on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Carl Weber's Kingpins: Oklahoma City

    • By: Clifford "Spud" Johnson
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    The kingpins of Oklahoma City, one from the north side and one from the south side, push pounds of weed, gallons of PCP, and kilos of cocaine through the corridors of the OKC....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Serious

    • By Tyeis on 06-14-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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