by Linda O. Johnston I’ve always enjoyed the expression “March comes in like a lion but goes out like a lamb.” It’s supposed to be a reference to weather, although I’m enough of an animal lover that I visualize lions and lambs when I hear it. I haven’t yet made a trip to our local… Read More
Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time
writer, currently writes two mystery series for Midnight Ink
involving dogs: the Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries where the
protagonist, a veterinary technician, owns a barkery and a
bakery, and the Superstition Mysteries, where her
protagonist runs a pet boutique. She has also written the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for
Berkley Prime Crime---also involving dogs. Linda additionally writes for Harlequin. She also writes the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries about shapeshifters---including canines---for Harlequin Nocturne.
by Linda O. Johnston I’ll bet you can guess what I’m talking about: 2016. Can you believe that this year is about to end? It’s December, and this will be my last Writerspace blog for the year. It’s certainly gone fast. I had three books published in 2016: TO CATCH A TREAT, the second Barkery… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston Imagine a situation in which your beloved sister disappears. You fear she’s dead and even believe she was murdered by her awful husband–but you’ve no evidence to prove it, not even her body. They have a son, and you’re worried about him. And when someone tells you that the husband did… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston I blogged here at Writerspace only a couple of weeks ago, and I’m delighted to be back! It’s now July, and I’ll be attending the Romance Writers of America National Conference next week. They’re always delightful! I attend that conference most years, and it’s generally in July. This time, the conference… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston It’s not official until May 8, but my second Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, TO CATCH A TREAT, is about to be released. I’ll be doing a launch party the day before at the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego, California, as part of the store’s Birthday Bash. There’ll be other authors… Read More
For some of us, summer promises the time to read what we never have the time to read the rest of the year. Think: Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, James Clavell’s Shogun, or Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. Wonderful reads all. Each completely different from the other, save for the time they demand of the reader… Read More
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by Madeline Hunter Blogs are not soapboxes. I know that, but I hope you will forgive me for using this blog as one because the topic is important to anyone who cares about the transformative value of books. All across the country, state and local budgets are in trouble, and among the services taking hits—in… Read More