by Linda O. Johnston I’m delighted that it’s May. Or at least I was. This month, my third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery BAD TO THE BONE was published. As I’d mentioned in earlier blogs, I’ve been doing all kinds of things to let people know about it, including participating on a panel at Malice Domestic… 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 Busy month! Next weekend I will be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, I’ll be volunteering in the afternoon at the Los Angeles Romance Authors booth, and on Sunday I’ll be signing at the Sisters in Crime booth, staffing the Mystery Writers… 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 It’s February 2–Groundhog Day! I grew up in Pittsburgh, not far from Punxutawney, Pennsylvania, where the most notorious groundhog of them all, Punxutawney Phil, looks for his shadow every year to determine how soon spring will arrive. Is he always right? No, but I think his record isn’t too bad. In… Read More
by Linda O. Johnston Last month I blogged about the end of 2016, so it feels only natural to blog today about the beginning of 2017. If you read my blog last month you’ll know that I anticipate the publication of two new books, in different genres, this year: BAD TO THE BONE, the third… 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
Some months are all about new books or the start of a new series. Others are about continuing the pleasure of a favorite saga. October 2016 is that kind of month with sixteen new installments to some of your favorite series. Alexa Aston unveils Word of Honor, Book 3 in her Knights of Valor Series…. Read More
by Linda O. Johnston Are you lucky? I’m not always sure that I am, but one lucky thing for me is that my third Superstition Mystery, UNLUCKY CHARMS, is now available. It’s an October 2016 release from Midnight Ink. My Superstition Mysteries feature Rory Chasen, a pet lover who managed a pet store in Los… 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
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