Ann Margaret Johns

When a series of dark events descend upon a small community, sometimes the residents might feel like they are living under a curse.

The people of Clarkston, Michigan, are different.

They KNEW that they’d been cursed, and spend their days trying to survive the evil that has befallen them.

Over a 12-year period from 1970 to 1982, this village of 1,300 witnessed 11 different murders – NOT including the notorious serial killer who visited their small town as well.

In addition to the murders, Clarkston experienced another 30 unexplained and accidental deaths, from car wrecks to drownings, from freak accidents to plane crashes.

And for those coming of age in Clarkston during this time period – like Ann Margaret Johns – there was nothing to do but stay alert, keep your head down and pray for the best.


Laurie Buchanan​ rated it: “it was amazing”

The pages of CLARKSTON’S CURSE: ONE CHILD’S QUEST TO EXPLAIN THE SERIES OF TRAGEDIES IN HER HOMETOWN riveted me to my chair. Not only because of the mind-boggling number or types of fatalities that occurred, but because all of the stories in this well-written memoir by Ann Margaret Johns are true. A page-turner? Yes!

Aly​ rated it: “​really liked it”

I feel like I went along with this author on her story. I did think there was some bad and good in it. Overall, I think it was well written. It touched my heart because I had a high school friend I lost. I think in some places in this book I would’ve liked a little more detail as to how things happened but not bad. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*

Jessica​ rated it: “​liked it”

I was really excited to read this book about the small town that I live in. It was really interesting to hear about all of the past events that occurred. What I loved most was reading about places that I know and love.

Renee​ rated it: “​it was amazing”

I thoroughly enjoyed this woman’s journey through a time in her life when things were going awry in her small town. Her attention to the events in the burg and the retelling of them as they’re interwoven into her own story is engaging and delightful. I highly recommend the read!

Lori Taylor​ rated it: “​liked it”

I was intrigued with the hometown details of mysterious events in Clarkston. Having grown up under the veil of strange occurrences myself on the outskirts of the village not far from Ann, made them all the more strange.

Get in touch

P.O. Box 1495
Clarkston, MI 48347
ph: +1.248.635.0472

LOCALS: purchase your copies of Ann's books at these locations:

Essence on Main

4 S Main St, Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone: +1 248 942 4949

The Gateway

7150 N Main St, Clarkston, MI 48348
Phone: +1 248 625 97117

Yellow Dog Marketplace

9861 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI 48348
Phone: +1 248 925 6115

Gift For You

On Ann’s 8th birthday her aunt gave her a very special gift, a handwritten short story about Ann’s grandmother and her two cats. The story has been shared with Ann’s children and countless others.
With the help of some royalty free art she created this ebook that you might enjoy and share it as well.