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 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 PROTECTOR WOLF, the eighth in her paranormal romance Alpha Force miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne, which was a June release.

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