My August Release

on August 12, 2016

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

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. 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.

Linda O. Johnston Contest

Linda O. Johnston is giving away a copy of her second Superstition Mystery, KNOCK ON WOOD, in anticipation of her third in the series, UNLUCKY CHARMS, coming this month.

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RWA National

on July 7, 2016

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

Between Books

on June 24, 2016
Covert Alliance

by Linda O. Johnston As I mentioned last month, my second Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, TO CATCH A TREAT, was released on May 8.  I did lots to let people know about it, including a blog tour, book store panels and visits, conferences such as Malice Domestic and Left Coast Crime, online information–including several Writerspace… Read More

It’s May—Time to Start Gathering Your Beach Reads

on May 3, 2016
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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

New Year and Some Fun News

on January 22, 2016

Hi, everyone.  Welcome to my first Writerspace blog of 2016. This happens to be a very busy month for me.  Rather than at the usual holiday season, I just had family visiting me, including my two young grandsons.  They were around for two wonderful weeks in which I got little done but it was worth… Read More

2015’s Nearly Over

on November 30, 2015

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