posted on February 10, 2016 by Linda O. Johnston

February Fun

Linda O. JohnstonThe 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 Kindle.

Here’s the back cover copy of the new version:

“A brawny bear was Jack O’Dair…”

Present day folk singer Jessie Jerome is haunted by the beginning of The Ballad of Jack O’Dair, about an Alaskan lawman in Gold Rush days.  Determined to learn the ending–and whether Jack died in an avalanche–she travels to Alaska, and is shocked The Ballad of Jack O'Dairnot only to hear more of the ballad but to be transported back in time to the Gold Rush.  She’s even more shocked to actually meet the real Jack O’Dair–and falls for the strong, sexy man who will stop at nothing to enforce the law and protect people, as well as ensure supplies can reach those searching for gold.  But if she finally hears the end of his ballad, will she be transported back to her own time?  More important, will Jack survive?  And can she live without him?

Yep, it’s a time travel romance–and there’s a dog in it, too: Jack’s wolf-dog Taku.

There’s a lot going on with me in February.  This weekend I’m going to New York City for an event held by the Dog Writers Association of America: a seminar and an awards ceremony.  If you’ve read my blogs before, you’ll know that my first Barkery & Biscuits Mystery BITE THE BISCUIT is a finalist in the fiction category for the DWAA’s Maxwell Awards.  I’m looking forward to meeting even more people who love to write about dogs there.

Then, later this month, I’m going to Left Coast Crime in Phoenix.  There, I’ll be on a panel called 4-Legged Sidekicks.  Yes, I’ll be talking about dogs there, too.

I’m sure you see a pattern.  I love dogs!

I hope you’re doing lots of fun stuff in February, too.


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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