I’m Linda O. Johnston. Welcome to my
Mystery, paranormal romance and more… I’ve a lot of
interests, and the diversity spills over into my writing.
of my fiction today involves animals--shapeshifters in my
paranormal romances, real animals in my mysteries.
February is going to be an especially busy month for me.
OODLES OF POODLES,
the fourth in my Pet Rescue Mystery series, which is a spinoff
from my Kendra Ballantyne Pet-Sitter mystery series, will be
published. And, of course,
THE MORE THE TERRIER,
and HOUNDS ABOUND
are still available. The next book in my Alpha Force
miniseries from Harlequin Nocturne, also number four, will also
be published in February:
Researching and writing about pet rescues has become a
passion. There is an amazing community of people devoted
to saving pets. I salute them all and intend to
acknowledge and encourage some of the best. Please join me!
I am delighted to say that I was chosen by my mystery
publisher, Penguin Group (USA) of which Berkley Prime Crime is
an imprint, to participate in their Read Humane Program.
They've donated a substantial amount of money to the Humane
Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team and, to
encourage others to learn about the organization and to donate,
they have printed copies of participating books with a special
Read Humane seal and generated special store displays. The
other authors are Rebecca M. Hale, Alison Pace, Miranda James,
and Sofie Kelly, as as Nora Roberts, who is the program's
had a book coming out recently with no animal ties,
a Harlequin Romantic Suspense, which was a July 2012
So what’s your reading pleasure? A good story with a
satisfying ending? Mine, too--and that’s what I like to
write, no matter what the genre or subgenre.
Come visit me at the
Killer Hobbies blog. I blog weekly, mostly about
pets. My fellow bloggers, also mystery writers whose
characters have hobbies to die for, will discuss interests
ranging from crocheting to scrapbooking, miniatures, needlework
and rubber stamping. My pet posts are there every
In 2013, I'll be teaching two online classes for
Savvy Authors: How to Blend Romance and Suspense,
and How to Write Cozy Mysteries. I love to help
I'm still active on Facebook. Please come friend me
Linda O! Johnston