Dog Days of Summer

on July 13, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston The dog days of summer are here, which makes me very happy.  Oh, not the heat associated with those dog days, but just the fact they are called dog days.  For anyone who doesn’t know it–or if you didn’t read my post last month about letting me bark to you about… Read More

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. 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. 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 PROTECTOR WOLF, the eighth in her paranormal romance Alpha Force miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne, which was a June release.

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Research, the Engine for Story

on July 11, 2017

By Colleen Coble Research is a super important part of the writing process. I always want to make sure I get the details right. Seems simple, right? Just ask the right people. Ahem. My first experience of how challenging this might be was when I needed to find out how to down a small plane… Read More

New Release and a Giveaway of a Lifetime!

on June 27, 2017

by Danica Winters This has been one heck of a year, one with tons of new books coming out! So hang in there, because this blog is full of super exciting news and events!  First things first, Always a Wanderer hits store shelves on June 27th. Always a Wanderer is the second book in the… Read More

Lyn Cote asks – Is this the right cover for my book?

on June 14, 2017

Autumn’s Shadow is the second book in my “Northern Intrigue” series, set in ‘Steadfast, Wisconsin, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget.’ The other three books in the series sell well, but this title lags behind. I want to know why. I love all my books and don’t want any to… Read More

Two in a Row!

on June 7, 2017

by Linda O. Johnston This month is fairly unusual for me.  I’m fortunate enough to have had quite a few books traditionally published, with more coming up in the future.  But it’s rare that they’re published back-to-back, one each in two adjoining months. Like now. As I’ve mentioned here before, BAD TO THE BONE, my… Read More

BRINGING BACK FAMILIAR

on April 12, 2017

by Carolyn Haines On a hot April day in Lower Alabama, I find myself drifting back in time to my beginning writing career. I’d been lucky enough to sell some books to Harlequin Intrigue, and my dream of being published in long form had been realized. But I also knew that I was just on… Read More

And Now It’s A New Year

on January 18, 2017

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

Crinolines and Carpetbags

on January 5, 2017

by Deanna Raybourn One of the joys of writing historical fiction is the chance to read as much as you like on a pet subject—so much that you could easily bore your friends senseless on the topic. (Inviting writers to dinner parties is a risky proposition.) Over the years, I have acquired a set of… Read More

The Things You Don’t See Are Still In Every Story

on October 14, 2016

by Laura Benedict It makes sense that you (almost) never see bathrooms on television shows, or in films, unless they are integral to the story.  If you do see one, it’s usually because we need to see someone sneaking up behind the heroine as she looks in a mirror. Or she’s getting ready for work… Read More

WRITING WOMEN OF COURAGE

on September 8, 2016

For years I wanted to write stories about young women struggling for a second chance in a small mid-western town. I knew this was not a popular genre and I stood the chance that no one would ever read the pages, or appreciate the stories, but I had to try. There is much of my… Read More