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Thanks for California Dreamin’

April 6, 2015 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston, Writing Conferences tagged as , , ,

I’m not the only one who enjoyed it. I’m not the only one to thank the four wonderful Southern California RWA Chapters. But I want to express my thanks to everyone involved in the wonderful California Dreamin’ Conference!

I knew it would be fun, since, as I said last month, I was on a wonderful panel about writing series with Judy Duarte and Janet Tronstad. I hoped our audience members enjoyed it as much as I did.

Even more, I found it great fun to get together with long time romance writer friends and make some new friends as well. The sessions and panels I attended were mostly about promotion, and I learned a lot there. I did some traveling between the time of the conference and now so I haven’t been able to try to implement what I learned, but I hope to soon.

I also had a lot of fun at the book signing–and even sold some books.

So, again, many thanks for an absolutely delightful conference. And now I’m looking forward to 2017!

Linda O. Johnston

Linda’s new Barkery and Biscuits Mystery series from Midnight Ink starts in May with BITE THE BISCUIT
 It’s about veterinary technician Carrie Kennersly, who seizes the opportunity to buy a bakery from a friend about to leave town. She changes half of it into a barkery that sells treats for dogs, including some healthy ones she created as a vet tech. But not everyone in town is thrilled with her new venture and yes, since it’s the beginning of a cozy mystery series a murder occurs.
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Upcoming Events

March 6, 2015 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as , ,

March is a busy month for OCC and its members!

First is our regular upcoming meeting on March 14–which I intend to attend.

And that’ll be followed by the California Dreamin’ Conference from March 27-29. It’s the second California Dreamin’ Conference, and it’s hosted by all four Southern California Romance Writers of America chapters: OCC, Los Angeles Romance Authors, East Valley Authors and San Diego RWA. I’m proud to say that I’m a member of two of them: OCC and LARA. Plus, I spoke not long ago at an EVA meeting. Maybe I’ll get to attend a San Diego chapter meeting too someday.

Meantime, I’ll be on a panel at California Dreamin’: So You Want To Write A Series. My fellow panelists are Judy Duarte and Janet Tronstad. I’ve spoken before about writing series, which is a real passion of mine. I’m currently writing four of them!

I hope to see you at the chapter meeting and/or California Dreamin’. Hope you’ll be at both, too. And if you’re at the conference, be sure to attend my panel!

Linda O Johnston

Bite the Biscuit

Midnight Ink
May 2015
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Valentine’s Day Meeting

February 6, 2015 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as , , ,
 As you know from my last couple of posts, I was unable to get to the most recent OCC meetings.  But the next one?  I’m planning to be there.  Who can resist going to the meeting of a wonderful chapter of Romance Writers of America on the main day of romance, Valentine’s Day?
Of course the day before is Friday the 13th.  In addition to romances, I also write mysteries, and one of my series is the Superstition Mysteries.  So, I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed that all goes well then and that I’m able to attend OCC.
I’m particularly interested in this OCC meeting because of the online discussions that have been going on about the requirements for membership in PAW and whether, in today’s world, they should be the same as, or different from, membership in PAN.  It’ll be fun to hear the discussions in person, too.

Hope to see you there!
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More Meeting Uncertainty

January 6, 2015 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as , ,

I love OCC.  But I’ve been missing a lot of meetings lately for a variety of reasons, and am unsure about the upcoming one.  Why?  Family!  My holiday season has been extended thanks to my son, d-i-l and grandsons coming in January for their celebration here in Southern California.  Depending on their schedule while here, I might make the morning part of the OCC meeting but I won’t know till I’m on my way.
Meantime, I’ve got a couple of Feb. 1 deadlines so I’ll have to depend on naptime for time to work.  Fortunately, I’m close enough that it shouldn’t be an issue… I hope!
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and my fingers are crossed that you have a really Happy New Year!  Why are my fingers crossed while I’m typing?  In case you didn’t recall or didn’t know, I’m now writing Superstition Mysteries!  I’m also writing for two Harlequin lines, Nocturne and Romantic Suspense, as well as another mystery series that starts this year in May, the Barkery and Biscuits mysteries.
Okay, enough about me.  I’m looking forward to attending lots of OCC meetings this year as well as the California Dreamin’ Conference.  Hope to see you at some or all of them!

Linda O! Johnston 
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Missing the Next Meeting

November 6, 2014 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense by Linda O. Johnston tagged as ,

This will be a quick post, because most of what I want to say is how great the next OCC meeting sounds… and how I regret that I won’t be there.

I’m not sure why things seem to happen together, to conflict, but this time I have a commitment that I need to honor instead of attending OCC.

Wish I could do both, but that’s not going to happen. Instead, I’ll just say… have a great time without me, OCC.

Linda’s current release

In case you’re wondering why I’m sorry I won’t be there, just scroll down and see what’s scheduled to occur on Saturday. A great chapter meeting! Lots happening, and all of it fun and helpful. Plus, I’m always happy to see my friends at meetings and find out what’s going on in their lives. Not to mention letting them know what I’m up to.

Anyway, just know I’ll be thinking about you. And I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I’ll see you all in December.

Linda O. Johnston

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