posted on February 2, 2017 by Linda O. Johnston

Groundhog Day and Books

Photographic print of the Groundhog on textiles is on the calendar

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 any event, it’s still winter, even here in L.A.  And this year we’re actually having an L.A. winter.  We’re getting some chilly weather and rain!

Hard to believe that an entire month of this year has already passed, though.  It’s one month closer to the publication of my next two novels.  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.

So far, it has been a good year, and hopefully that will continue… for me, and for you.  Enjoy your February–and I hope Punxutawney Phil or your closest groundhog comes up with a forecast for spring that you’re happy with.

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BAD TO THE BONE
Barkery & Biscuits Mystery #3
by Linda O. Johnston
Midnight Ink
May 8, 2017

Veterinary technician Carrie Kennersly, owner of the Barkery & Biscuits bakery for dogs, is reluctant to sell her recipes to pet food manufacturer VimPets. Jack Loroco, a VimPets representative, assures Carrie that it would be a great opportunity to grow her business. His promising new relationship with Carrie’s friend, Billi Matlock, doesn’t hurt his cause. But the budding romance takes a bad turn when Wanda Addler, another VimPets employee, sets her sights on Jack.

After threatening to ruin Jack’s career if he doesn’t give her what she wants, Wanda is found dead. Jack and Billi are put at the top of the suspect list, and Carrie is doggone determined to rescue them from a life behind bars.

 

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.

Linda O. Johnston Contest

Linda O. Johnston is giving away a copy of SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER, the first K-9 Ranch Rescue story for Harlequin Romantic Suspense (winner’s choice of print or Amazon eBook). This month, look for book 2 in the series, TRAINED TO PROTECT.

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