Disasters and How To Use Them

on September 12, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston I’m a writer.  Everything I see and do can provide an idea for something to write, or to include in a story that I’m already writing. And maybe that will be the case with all of the horrible disasters that have been occurring across the country recently. But I’m mostly so,… Read More

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston

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.

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Writing in Multiple Genres

on August 22, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston I’ve been talking a lot lately about writing in multiple genres and thought I’d do so here, too.  I had a blog posted about it at another site, plus I talked about it at the Santa Clarita Romance Authors meeting last weekend. Why talk about it?  Because I do it!  I’ve… Read More

Dog Days of Summer

on July 13, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston The dog days of summer are here, which makes me very happy.  Oh, not the heat associated with those dog days, but just the fact they are called dog days.  For anyone who doesn’t know it–or if you didn’t read my post last month about letting me bark to you about… Read More

Two in a Row!

on June 7, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston This month is fairly unusual for me.  I’m fortunate enough to have had quite a few books traditionally published, with more coming up in the future.  But it’s rare that they’re published back-to-back, one each in two adjoining months. Like now. As I’ve mentioned here before, BAD TO THE BONE, my… Read More

An Interesting May

on May 23, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston I’m delighted that it’s May.  Or at least I was.  This month, my third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery BAD TO THE BONE was published.  As I’d mentioned in earlier blogs, I’ve been doing all kinds of things to let people know about it, including participating on a panel at Malice Domestic… Read More

April and Me

on April 17, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston Busy month!  Next weekend I will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on both Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday, I’ll be volunteering in the afternoon at the Los Angeles Romance Authors booth, and on Sunday I’ll be signing at the Sisters in Crime booth, staffing the Mystery Writers… Read More

The Lions of March

on March 9, 2017

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

Groundhog Day and Books

on February 2, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston It’s February 2–Groundhog Day! I grew up in Pittsburgh, not far from Punxutawney, Pennsylvania, where the most notorious groundhog of them all, Punxutawney Phil, looks for his shadow every year to determine how soon spring will arrive.  Is he always right?  No, but I think his record isn’t too bad. In… Read More

And Now It’s A New Year

on January 18, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston Last month I blogged about the end of 2016, so it feels only natural to blog today about the beginning of 2017. If you read my blog last month you’ll know that I anticipate the publication of two new books, in different genres, this year: BAD TO THE BONE, the third… Read More

Can You Believe It?

on December 8, 2016

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