posted on January 22, 2016 by Linda O. Johnston

New Year and Some Fun News

To Catch a TreatHi, everyone.  Welcome to my first Writerspace blog of 2016.

This happens to be a very busy month for me.  Rather than at the usual holiday season, I just had family visiting me, including my two young grandsons.  They were around for two wonderful weeks in which I got little done but it was worth it.

Now, I’ve got to do some final edits on my second Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, TO CATCH A TREAT.  It’ll be published in May.

BitetheBiscuit200And my fun news?  You may have heard this before since I’m so happy about it that I have to keep talking about it.  The first in the series, BITE THE BISCUIT, is a finalist in the fiction category for the Maxwell Awards of the Dog Writers Association of America! Now, I love dogs and I love writing, so whether or not I wind up winning I’m really excited about being a finalist.  In fact, I intend to go to New York next month for the awards ceremony and so I can meet even more dog-loving writers.

The Ballad of Jack O'DairWhat’s my next deadline?  The third in the same series!

Meantime, the e-version of my time travel romance THE BALLAD OF JACK O’DAIR will be published in just a few days: January 25.  It’s been available for preorder for a couple of months and I’ve mentioned it before.

Hope you’re having a wonderful 2016 so far and that it just keeps getting better.




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. Her second Superstition Mystery, KNOCK ON WOOD, will be an October release. 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. Her August release is a Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel, COVERT ALLIANCE. 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 her second Superstition Mystery, KNOCK ON WOOD, in anticipation of her third in the series, UNLUCKY CHARMS, coming this month.

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One thought on “New Year and Some Fun News”

  1. Jeannie D. says:

    Looking forward to reading the second installment of the Bakery & Biscuits series. I really enjoyed the first one.

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