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The Year is Ending, but Publicity is On The Rise!

December 6, 2022 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as , , , ,

It’s December. The year is coming to a close. But it appears that book promotion is ramping up even more!

For one thing, I’m delighted that two of my recent books, my Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel Guardian K-9 on Call, part of my Shelter of Secrets series, plus my—or my pseudonym Lark O. Jensen’s—mystery novel for Crooked Lane, Bear Witness, are both included in a really fun on-line Christmas Gift-Giving Guide featuring quite a few books. Here’s the link.

Also, today, December 6, I’m part of a Facebook party featuring a lot of the authors of the Coltons of Colorado books published this year. Mine, Shielding Colton’s Witness, was published in November. It’s at the Facebook group Coffee, Cupcakes and Contemporaries, and it’ll only be there today, but there are quite a few book giveaways.

And Coffee, Cupcakes and Contemporaries is also hosting the Second Annual Holly Jolly Holiday Party on Friday, December 9. Yes, I’ll be there too. And there may also be prizes.

That doesn’t include all the holiday parties for writers and others I’m invited to. Yes, this is a busy time of the year!

How about for the rest of you? Are you writers involved in any end-of-year promotion? How about parties held by the writers organizations you belong to? And readers, are you watching out for those on-line parties, interacting with writers, and entering contests?

In any case, have fun—and have a wonderful holiday season!

~Linda

Some of Linda’s Books

BAD TO THE BONE

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BAD TO THE BONE

BEAGLEMANIA

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BEAGLEMANIA

BEAR WITNESS

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BEAR WITNESS
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

Buy now!
COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

Buy now!
FOR A GOOD PAWS

GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

Buy now!
GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

Buy now!
HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

HOUNDS ABOUND

Buy now!
HOUNDS ABOUND

PICK AND CHEWS

Buy now!
PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF

Buy now!
PROTECTOR WOLF

SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

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SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS

Buy now!
SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS

THE MORE THE TERRIER

Buy now!
THE MORE THE TERRIER

TO CATCH A TREAT

Buy now!
TO CATCH A TREAT

TRAINED TO PROTECT

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TRAINED TO PROTECT
UNDERCOVERING COLTON’S FAMILY SECRETS

UNLUCKY CHARMS

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UNLUCKY CHARMS

VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)
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Is the World Reopening?

October 4, 2022 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston

I think it is! At least, I’ve attended more in-person events recently than I had in ages, and more to come.

Yes, I did go to a few small local events in person now and then before but not many. Mostly, I attended on Zoom. And I did go to several concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, getting seats in areas where it wasn’t very crowded.

But last month I attended an actual writers’ conference, Bouchercon, which was in Minneapolis this year. Fun conference, and it was definitely enjoyable to meet up with people I’d known before and to make new friends.

I also attended a gumbo party given by my local Mystery Writers of America chapter recently. And I went to a physical meeting of my local Sisters in Crime chapter as well. 

And upcoming is an event being thrown by Orange County Romance Writers, a Celebration of Romance.

More to come? Most likely. For one thing, next year’s Bouchercon will be in San Diego, and the Romance Writers of America conference will be in Anaheim. Since I live in Los Angeles, both are already beckoning to me. 

And I haven’t even mentioned some upcoming family travel plans. Yes, there’ll be more people around than I was used to for a while.

I doubt it’s only me. Are you starting to get out there in the world more yet? It’s still a bit scary. Though things have improved, people are still getting bad cases of Covid, including a friend of mine, and some are even dying.

But hope is increasing, as well as events!

~Linda

 

Some of Linda’s Many Books

BAD TO THE BONE

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BAD TO THE BONE

BEAGLEMANIA

Buy now!
BEAGLEMANIA

BEAR WITNESS

Buy now!
BEAR WITNESS
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

Buy now!
COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

Buy now!
FOR A GOOD PAWS

GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

Buy now!
GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

Buy now!
HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

HOUNDS ABOUND

Buy now!
HOUNDS ABOUND

PICK AND CHEWS

Buy now!
PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF

Buy now!
PROTECTOR WOLF

SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

Buy now!
SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS

Buy now!
SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS

THE MORE THE TERRIER

Buy now!
THE MORE THE TERRIER

TO CATCH A TREAT

Buy now!
TO CATCH A TREAT

TRAINED TO PROTECT

Buy now!
TRAINED TO PROTECT
UNDERCOVERING COLTON’S FAMILY SECRETS

UNLUCKY CHARMS

Buy now!
UNLUCKY CHARMS

VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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Republishing Can Be Fun

September 6, 2022 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as , , , ,

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had 57 books traditionally published, mostly romantic suspense and mystery.  And I’m still going!

But some of my older books are out of print, which is a shame, although theoretically they can be purchased for high prices from people by way of Amazon.

However, some of them are being republished as ebooks and audio. In fact, the first three of my Pet Rescue Mysteries will become available on the 13th of this month in ebook and audio formats! Those that will be coming out are Beaglemania, The More the Terrier, and Hounds Abound.

The Pet Rescue Mysteries are a spinoff of my Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries, which are also out of print but available again as ebooks.

And I’ve also gotten some of my earlier books available as ebooks as well, including The Glass Slipper and Once a Cavalier.

It’s fun to know that some of those older books can be republished in different ways to remain available to readers.

That’s true of many other authors’ books too. Print books are still enjoyable, but it’s delightful that readers—or listeners—can discover them in other formats such as ebooks or audio.

And I’m wondering if any other new formats are on the horizon…!

~Linda

Some of Linda’s Books

BAD TO THE BONE

Buy now!
BAD TO THE BONE

BEAGLEMANIA

Buy now!
BEAGLEMANIA

BEAR WITNESS

Buy now!
BEAR WITNESS
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

Buy now!
COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

Buy now!
FOR A GOOD PAWS

GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

Buy now!
GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

Buy now!
HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

HOUNDS ABOUND

Buy now!
HOUNDS ABOUND

PICK AND CHEWS

Buy now!
PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF

Buy now!
PROTECTOR WOLF

SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

Buy now!
SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS

Buy now!
SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS

THE MORE THE TERRIER

Buy now!
THE MORE THE TERRIER

TO CATCH A TREAT

Buy now!
TO CATCH A TREAT

TRAINED TO PROTECT

Buy now!
TRAINED TO PROTECT
UNDERCOVERING COLTON’S FAMILY SECRETS

UNLUCKY CHARMS

Buy now!
UNLUCKY CHARMS

VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)
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The Fun of Being A Writer by Linda O. Johnston

August 6, 2022 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as , , , ,

 

What’s the fun of being a writer?  Everything!

And part of that includes the fact that writing is always there.  It becomes part of you.  At least it has with me.  Everything I do, everywhere I go, my writerness is part of it.  And yes, that’s an unusual word although when I Googled it, other people have apparently used it, too.

I was on a cruise to Alaska last week with family and friends.  It was lots of fun.  We sailed near land going north, then south through the Inside Passage, visited several cities, took a few tours, and enjoyed the onboard food and entertainment.  That entertainment sometimes included dogs, and you can imagine how much I liked that.

I particularly enjoyed the wildlife we saw, including young and adult bald eagles, other birds including those that flew over and sometimes dived into water like marbled murrelets, a few bears on the shoreline in the distance, some spouting whales, including humpbacks, and small breaching dolphins. 

We got to wade in the water in the middle of a river—because, as you might surmise, that river wasn’t full of water.

We visited Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and took a tour that included visiting a formerly private castle.

And, oh yes, I did some writing and editing . . . and came up with an idea for another mystery series.

Will I ever write it?  Who knows?  But plotting and researching it will definitely be enjoyable.  Plotting is who I am, and my subconscious is always at work.

And yes, that’s part of the fun of being a writer.

~Linda

 

BAD TO THE BONE

Buy now!
BAD TO THE BONE

BEAGLEMANIA

Buy now!
BEAGLEMANIA

BEAR WITNESS

Buy now!
BEAR WITNESS
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

Buy now!
COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

Buy now!
FOR A GOOD PAWS

GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

Buy now!
GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

Buy now!
HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

HOUNDS ABOUND

Buy now!
HOUNDS ABOUND

PICK AND CHEWS

Buy now!
PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF

Buy now!
PROTECTOR WOLF

SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

Buy now!
SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS

Buy now!
SHIELDING COLTON’S WITNESS

THE MORE THE TERRIER

Buy now!
THE MORE THE TERRIER

TO CATCH A TREAT

Buy now!
TO CATCH A TREAT

TRAINED TO PROTECT

Buy now!
TRAINED TO PROTECT
UNDERCOVERING COLTON’S FAMILY SECRETS

UNLUCKY CHARMS

Buy now!
UNLUCKY CHARMS

VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

Buy now!
VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)
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Linda O. Johnston Featured Author of the Month

July 28, 2022 by in category Featured Author of the Month tagged as , , , , ,

Linda O. Johnston enjoys writing, romance, puzzles, and dogs.

A former lawyer, Linda is now a full-time writer and has published 57 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. She has written several cozy mystery series including the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries and Pet Rescue Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. She also writes romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Writing as Lark O. Jensen, her latest release is Bear Witness from Crooked Lane Books. No matter what name she uses, nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs!

In addition to blogging for A Slice of Orange on the 6th of every month, Linda blogs at Killer HobbiesKiller Characters, and Writerspace. Linda was interviewed by Jann Ryan, you can read all about it in Linda O. Johnston—Mysteries, Romantic Suspense and So Much More!

Linda enjoys hearing from readers. Visit her website at www.LindaOJohnston.com or friend her on Facebook.


A Few of Linda’s Many Books

BAD TO THE BONE

Buy now!
BAD TO THE BONE

BEAGLEMANIA

Buy now!
BEAGLEMANIA

BEAR WITNESS

Buy now!
BEAR WITNESS
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

Buy now!
COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

Buy now!
FOR A GOOD PAWS

GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

Buy now!
GUARDIAN K-9 ON CALL

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

Buy now!
HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

HOUNDS ABOUND

Buy now!
HOUNDS ABOUND

PICK AND CHEWS

Buy now!
PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF