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

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.

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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

October Sees New Series Installments

on October 19, 2016

Some months are all about new books or the start of a new series.  Others are about continuing the pleasure of a favorite saga. October 2016 is that kind of month with sixteen new installments to some of your favorite series. Alexa Aston unveils Word of Honor, Book 3 in her Knights of Valor Series…. Read More

Are You Lucky?

on October 13, 2016

by Linda O. Johnston Are you lucky?  I’m not always sure that I am, but one lucky thing for me is that my third Superstition Mystery, UNLUCKY CHARMS, is now available.  It’s an October 2016 release from Midnight Ink. My Superstition Mysteries feature Rory Chasen, a pet lover who managed a pet store in Los… Read More

My August Release

on August 12, 2016

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

RWA National

on July 7, 2016

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

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

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

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