posted on February 6, 2020 by Linda O. Johnston

New Release

This month sees the release of my latest book, Colton First Responder, a Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel.  It’s my second in the vast, long-running Colton HRS series.

Colton First Responder is my first release of 2020, and perhaps the only one, although I’m also writing a couple other non-Colton HRS books.  Unlike a lot of authors these days, I’m still nearly entirely traditionally published and, since I enjoy that experience, hope to keep it up.

But a new release.  How does it feel?  For those of you who are also published authors, you know that each new release is a wonderful experience.  Sure, you have to let the world know it’s out there, figure out good ways to promote it, promote yourself and more –not necessarily the most fun thing if you happen to be an introverted writer, although I have gotten over that.

I write because it’s who I am.  I have a subconscious  mind that doesn’t leave me alone.  It’s always plotting and coming up with new ideas.  Then when I get published?  Euphoria!  So right now, I’m feeling pretty good, even as I continue to write more.

And you?  If you’re a writer, you probably can identify with what I’ve said, whether you’re traditionally published or self published or both.  And if you’re a reader, you can imagine what it feels like when the book you’re now reading, whether in print or e-format or both, was first made available to wonderful people like you.  For yes, we writers definitely appreciate those who read our work, and hope they really enjoy it.

So how many times have I felt this way?  Well, Colton First Responder is my fifty-third published novel.  Have I gotten used to this kind of happiness?  As I said, I enjoy it–but there’s always room for more.

One person who comments will win a copy of my first Colton book, Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire.

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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9 thoughts on “New Release”

  1. bn100 says:

    Cool you’ve written that many books

    1. Yes, I’ve been at this for a while. Always fun!

  2. Sheila Bonusi says:

    I didn’t realize how many books you had written. I have read pretty much all of the harlequin so now I will have to start reading the rest. Keep on writing!

    1. Linda O. Johnston says:

      Thanks–I most certainly do intend to keep on writing!

  3. Mandy Docherty says:

    Love the Colton stories and this book lived up to expectations. Love your stories Linda

    1. Linda Johnston says:

      Thanks so much!

  4. Aletha Flanagan says:

    53 published novels! Now that is an accomplishment!

  5. Kathy levernier says:

    I love your petsitting series.
    I am eager to start pet rescue.
    I am new to this series Colton 1st Responder -exciting 🎉

  6. flchen1 says:

    Wow, congrats on 53, Linda, and here’s to the next 53! I’ll have to keep an eye out for your work!

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