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Keeper Shelf

February 23, 2017 by in category Reading tagged as , , ,

Every room in my house, including all the bathrooms and the basement, has books. My mother and three sisters have similar decorating tastes.  A family acquaintance once commented, rather snidely, that it was like we lived in a library.  We didn’t keep her around long because who wouldn’t want to live in a library? If you push […]

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My blue parasol, old hoop skirt and Civil War letters by Jina Bacarr

January 11, 2017 by in category Reading, Writing tagged as , , , , , , , , ,

  I have to ask a favor this month . . . This is going to be a short post. If any of you heard my Christmas promotion video with Joan Reeves (who is the most organized promoter, a fabulous author, and nicest lady), you’ll remember I had a bad cold. And it put me […]

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Just the Right Match

January 4, 2017 by in category Book Events, Reading tagged as , , ,

Finding the right match for the hero and heroine is one of the toughest and most exciting parts of writing a novel. The hero of INTO THE FIRESTORM is Luke Brodie, one of my strongest, toughest, sexiest heroes. Luke, a former special forces soldier, is a bounty hunter who works at Brodie Operations Security Services, […]

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I’m a Bookaholic

December 20, 2016 by in category A Bit of Magic, Reading tagged as , , , ,

I am a confessed Bookaholic. For as long as I can remember I’ve cherished every opportunity to get lost within the pages of a good book. Nothing is sexier to me than the sound of cracking open the spine of a crusty hardback and nothing more enjoyable than being introduced to a character I never […]

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 6, 2016 by in category Book Events, Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense, Reading tagged as , , ,

by Linda O. Johnston Sorry to say that, once again, I’ll be missing this month’s OCC meeting. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is the same weekend, and I’m doing things there both days. Of course they’re predicting rain, maybe even thunderstorms, for both Saturday and Sunday. During almost any other time I’d be […]

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Reader Events Rock!

May 6, 2011 by in category Book Events, Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense, Reading tagged as , ,

by Linda O Johnston I just returned home from a trip east to attend three wonderful events for readers and writers. The first was Malice Domestic, for fans and writers of traditional, cozy mysteries. I did my first Malice Go Round, which is speed-dating for fans. Lots of authors in groups of two visit about […]

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Book Festivals

October 6, 2009 by in category Book Events, Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense, Reading tagged as , ,

There’s nothing like a good book fair for fun! On Sunday, I attended the West Hollywood Book Fair in–you guessed it!–West Hollywood, California. I was on a panel called Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins: Exploring the Supernatural in Mystery Fiction. Several of us on the panel write both paranormal fiction and in other genres, so it […]

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