It’s October. The stores have been filled for a while with lots of Halloween costumes and accessories and goodies, leading up to October 31. Lots of chocolate. Yum! For a few years I celebrated Halloween even more because my Superstition Mysteries were October releases. But that series ended, so my celebration this year relates only… 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.
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
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
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
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
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