The New Year Has Begun

on January 9, 2018

In fact, 2018 is already marching forward. Today is the ninth day already. This will be a busy year for me. The first of my four new books to be published this year will be in March. It’s the first in my new K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense: Second Chance Soldier. The… 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.

Linda O. Johnston Contest

Linda O. Johnston is giving away a copy of BAD TO THE BONE, Book 3 in the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery series.

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Be Proud Of Your Escapism

on November 7, 2017

“People sneer at escapism, well there are those of us who need it.”—Science Fiction writer, Piers Anthony. When I tell people that I write mystery and romance novels I’m greeted by a variety of reactions. Many are impressed with my accomplishments. After all, I’ve written a dozen books and a handful of short stories, been… Read More

The Birth of THE KILLER WHO HATED SOUP

on October 25, 2017

The car, dripping with sludge, hung from a crane. “Honey, get in here—quick,” I called from the TV room to my wife. In 1957, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in honor of its fifty years of statehood, put to rest a brand new Plymouth Belvedere under the courthouse lawn, figuring that fifty years later, they’d… Read More

NEW RELEASE ALERT!

on October 19, 2017

by Danica Winters It’s that time again, MR. TAKEN has just been released and is taking the world by storm!  I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this Harlequin Intrigue series, and how happy I am that it has been so warmly received and loved by fans. MR. TAKEN is the third book in… Read More

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

Shark Attack–Terror or Treat?

on August 18, 2017

The opening shark attack scene in my new release, FORSAKEN, is 100% true–at least that’s the way it played out in my mind! LOL! I’m horrible with dates, but waaaay back in maybe 1999? Hubby and I decided to become certified divers. The training was fairly straightforward, aside from far too much math, and culminated… Read More

The Cat Women Collective

on August 17, 2017

by Rebecca Barrett What, you might ask, is the Cat Women Collective? Well, first of all, it’s a whole lot of fun. It involves writers, sentient animals, more specifically Trouble, the black cat detective, and a lot of mischief. As you can see, we like to really get into the story telling mode. One of… 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

Research, the Engine for Story

on July 11, 2017

By Colleen Coble Research is a super important part of the writing process. I always want to make sure I get the details right. Seems simple, right? Just ask the right people. Ahem. My first experience of how challenging this might be was when I needed to find out how to down a small plane… Read More

New Release and a Giveaway of a Lifetime!

on June 27, 2017

by Danica Winters This has been one heck of a year, one with tons of new books coming out! So hang in there, because this blog is full of super exciting news and events!  First things first, Always a Wanderer hits store shelves on June 27th. Always a Wanderer is the second book in the… Read More