by Linda O. Johnston Can you believe how fast this year has gone? One more month and it will be 2016. This year has been a busy one for me. I had three books published–or four, depending on how you look at it. The first Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, BITE THE BISCUIT, came out in… Read More
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.
by Linda O. Johnston October is a fun time to have my Superstition Mysteries published. Of course I’d be happy with getting them published at other times of the year, too, but the month of Halloween, with all its extraordinary traditions, seems very appropriate. My second Superstition Mystery, KNOCK ON WOOD, came out this month…. Read More
Writing is an obsession of mine. I have been writing all my life, although my focus has changed over time. For a while, I wrote a lot of advertising and public relations copy. Then, as a transactional lawyer, I wrote a lot of contracts. And through it all I’ve written fiction. These days, another of… Read More
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Flawed Characters in Fiction
by Diane Alberts One of the things that writers struggle most with is making our characters realistic, likeable, kind, and yet…flawed. Yep, you heard me. Flawed. No one likes perfection, and let’s be honest, perfection isn’t realistic. Have you ever met someone who was PERFECT? And if you have, how much do you want to… Read More