posted on January 18, 2017 by Linda O. Johnston

And Now It’s A New Year

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 Barkery mystery, will be a May 2017 release, and PROTECTOR WOLF, the eighth paranormal romance in my Alpha Force miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne, about a covert military unit of shapeshifters, will be published in June.  And I did mention some of my other deadlines.

But that’s not all I’m doing that’s writing related.  Last weekend I attended an author event at the Santa Clarita, California, Library.  Soon I’ll attend Mystery on the Menu at the Cerritos Library.

In March is California Dreamin’, a conference held by several Southern California chapters of Romance Writers of America.  In April I’ll attend Malice Domestic, all about cozy mysteries, in Bethesda, Maryland.

First thing in May, I’ll attend a couple of events held by the Ridge Writers, which is the East Sierra Branch of the 106-year-old California Writers Club.  In June is the California Crime Writers Conference, which is a joint event by the local Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime chapters.  Then, in August, I’ll be giving a presentation to the new Santa Clarita Chapters of Romance Writers of America.

I think that’s all I’ve scheduled so far, although I will attend meetings of local chapters of the organizations I belong to as well as get-togethers with writer friends.

Gee, putting it all down in one spot like this really does demonstrate even to myself that 2017 is going to be a busy year.

And have I described everything I’ll be doing that’s related to writing?

Probably not!




Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, currently writes the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series for Midnight Ink. She has also written the Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Pet Rescue Mystery Series and Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Linda also writes the K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as a paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne. And all her current stories involve dogs.

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One thought on “And Now It’s A New Year”

  1. I am amazed that you can write so much and still have time to share your talents with others at these events. You set the bar pretty high, but you do it so well.

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