My August Release

on August 12, 2016
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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

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. Her second Superstition Mystery, KNOCK ON WOOD, will be an October release. 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. Her August release is a Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel, COVERT ALLIANCE. She also writes the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries about shapeshifters—including canines—for Harlequin Nocturne.

Linda O. Johnston Contest

Linda O. Johnston is giving away a copy of her second Superstition Mystery, KNOCK ON WOOD, in anticipation of her third in the series, UNLUCKY CHARMS, coming in October.

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RWA National

on July 7, 2016
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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

Between Books

on June 24, 2016
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by Linda O. Johnston As I mentioned last month, my second Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, TO CATCH A TREAT, was released on May 8.  I did lots to let people know about it, including a blog tour, book store panels and visits, conferences such as Malice Domestic and Left Coast Crime, online information–including several Writerspace… Read More

Another Book Releases! 

on May 5, 2016
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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

It’s May—Time to Start Gathering Your Beach Reads

on May 3, 2016
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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

February Fun

on February 10, 2016
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The second month of this year is going fast and well for me, and I hope it is for you, too. Earlier this week I chatted on Writerspace, featuring my latest release–well, re-release–the e-version of THE BALLAD OF JACK O’DAIR.  It was available for pre-order for a while, but now it is actually available, on… Read More

New Year and Some Fun News

on January 22, 2016
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Hi, everyone.  Welcome to my first Writerspace blog of 2016. This happens to be a very busy month for me.  Rather than at the usual holiday season, I just had family visiting me, including my two young grandsons.  They were around for two wonderful weeks in which I got little done but it was worth… Read More

Holidays, Jack O’Dair And More 

on December 9, 2015
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by Linda O. Johnston Happy Holidays, everyone!  We’re right in the middle of the holiday season, and if you’re like me, you’re pretty busy. For one thing I just finished polishing a draft of the manuscript I’m under my next deadline for: COVERT ALLLIANCE, the Harlequin Romantic Suspense that remained untitled when I wrote my… Read More

2015’s Nearly Over

on November 30, 2015
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by Linda O. Johnston Can you believe how fast this year has gone?  One more month and it will be 2016. This year has been a busy one for me.  I had three books published–or four, depending on how you look at it.  The first Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, BITE THE BISCUIT, came out in… Read More

Superstitions and Halloween

on October 26, 2015
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by Linda O. Johnston October is a fun time to have my Superstition Mysteries published.  Of course I’d be happy with getting them published at other times of the year, too, but the month of Halloween, with all its extraordinary traditions, seems very appropriate. My second Superstition Mystery, KNOCK ON WOOD, came out this month…. Read More