posted on May 4, 2022 by Linda O. Johnston

Guess Who I Am

Hey, you don’t know me—but you do.

I’m Lark O. Jensen. And I’m also Linda O. Johnston

My first book, BEAR WITNESS, an Alaska Untamed mystery, is being published this month by Crooked Lane Books, says Lark.

My 56th and 57th books are being published this month, says Linda.

Yes, Linda is using her very first pseudonym for the new mystery series. BEAR WITNESS is the first story about Stacie Calder, a naturalist who loves to narrate tours about wildlife in Alaska. She brings along her wonderful, protective husky Sasha. And then one day a tourist on their boat who has been giving a lot of people a hard time disappears. Sasha’s wonderful sense of smell finds that person ‘s body on the shoreline the next day in an area their tour boat had gone on the day of the disappearance.

What does Stacie do? To protect her employer and others, including herself, she has to figure out whodunnit.

And there are more murders to come in the future. That’s what I say, and I’m Lark O. Jensen.

But then there is GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL, the second Shelter of Secrets romantic suspense novel by Linda O. Johnston. It features a very special shelter where animals are saved. But they’re not the only ones. Homeless people are hired to take care of them—or not. Those people are actually under witness protection there.  And those people or their protectors are often open to developing very special relationships. That’s what happens in GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL. where K-9 cop Maisie Murrran has to solve a brutal murder, and the most likely suspect appears to be a handsome, caring veterinarian, Dr. Kyle Kornel. Maisie has to figure out who really did it, as her relationship with Kyle begins to grow.

Okay, so who am I? Linda or Lark, depending…

And it’s all a lot of suspenseful, and sometimes romantic, fun.

Are you a fan of romantic suspense? One person who comments will win a copy of GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL.

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, currently writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Her stories include the upcoming Shelter of Secrets miniseries and the K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries, as well as stories for the HRS ongoing Colton series. She also writes mysteries, which have included the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Pet Rescue Mystery Series and Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime---with more to come. And nearly all her current stories involve dogs.

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10 thoughts on “Guess Who I Am”

  1. Colleen C. says:

    🙂 Thanks for sharing! Love romantic suspense books… also love K-9s/ animals in books.

  2. Ashley Fasolo says:

    Interesting, and thanks for the chance.

  3. Dru Ann says:


  4. Gram says:

    Romantic suspense is one of my favorites. Also Animal ‘tecs and Legends.

  5. Sandy says:

    I absolutely LOVE Romantic Suspense, it is probably my favorite genre. It gives me the feel good feeling of a romance with the thought-provoking thrill of a suspense so…the best of both worlds!

  6. noel cathey says:

    fore fun – have read many of your books and followed the pet detectives when i stumble over them- your writting is not confusing- a thing 77 yrs olds appreciate- so i ca grab one , read it in 4 hours and muse over the endings ! wowow – love alaska- never been there so welcome newby lark– loooking forward to joining in the reading process of mystrious murders— thank you

  7. Angela Olson says:

    Bear Witness sounds like an awesome book! I love romantic suspense and am always looking for new books to dive into to escape my never ending to-do list.

  8. Much success with Bear Witness and the startup of your new series!

  9. Hi, everyone–Thanks for your comments! I’ve been remiss in responding but I appreciate hearing from you, and your good wishes.

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