One of the definitions of anticipation in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary is: ” the act of looking forward; especially : pleasurable expectation.” That confirms I’m in a state of anticipation. Of what? The next two months, because in each of them I will have a new book published. Yes, I’ve already had two books published… Read More
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 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.
by Linda O. Johnston It’s April now. I’ve mentioned here before that I have four books being released this year. The first was last month, Second Chance Soldier, the first in my new Harlequin Romantic Suspense miniseries K-9 Ranch Rescue. The second will be next month, Pick and Chews, the fourth book in my Barkery… Read More
In fact, 2018 is already marching forward. Today is the ninth day already. This will be a busy year for me. The first of my four new books to be published this year will be in March. It’s the first in my new K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense: Second Chance Soldier. The… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston I’ve always enjoyed the expression “March comes in like a lion but goes out like a lamb.” It’s supposed to be a reference to weather, although I’m enough of an animal lover that I visualize lions and lambs when I hear it. I haven’t yet made a trip to our local… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston I’ll bet you can guess what I’m talking about: 2016. Can you believe that this year is about to end? It’s December, and this will be my last Writerspace blog for the year. It’s certainly gone fast. I had three books published in 2016: TO CATCH A TREAT, the second Barkery… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston Imagine a situation in which your beloved sister disappears. You fear she’s dead and even believe she was murdered by her awful husband–but you’ve no evidence to prove it, not even her body. They have a son, and you’re worried about him. And when someone tells you that the husband did… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston I blogged here at Writerspace only a couple of weeks ago, and I’m delighted to be back! It’s now July, and I’ll be attending the Romance Writers of America National Conference next week. They’re always delightful! I attend that conference most years, and it’s generally in July. This time, the conference… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston It’s not official until May 8, but my second Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, TO CATCH A TREAT, is about to be released. I’ll be doing a launch party the day before at the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego, California, as part of the store’s Birthday Bash. There’ll be other authors… Read More
For some of us, summer promises the time to read what we never have the time to read the rest of the year. Think: Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, James Clavell’s Shogun, or Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian. Wonderful reads all. Each completely different from the other, save for the time they demand of the reader… Read More
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Where Everyone Knows Your Name: Writing small-town stories.
I have nothing against big cities. My youngest lives in Seattle, two blocks from the Space Needle. I fall more in love with the city each time I visit, but when it comes to where to set my stories, small-town wins every time. Although I admit, sitting near the water’s edge at Lake Union and… Read More