Publicity | Linda O. Johnston | A Slice of OrangeI mentioned my first book of 2018 last month when it was published.  There will be three more published this year, and the second will be a May release.

It’s PICK AND CHEWS, the fourth in my Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series for Midnight Ink., and the only one this year that isn’t a romance.

I’ve started publicizing it already, which is always necessary when you have a book published, whether traditionally as mind mostly are, or self-published.  This week, I appeared on a panel of other mystery writers at the Altadena Main Library, where several of us talked about the mystery subgenres we write in.

And what else is pending?  Well, I’ll be at the L.A. Times Festival of Books later this month.  There, I’ll spend some time at the Romance Writers of America booth, where I’ll get to publicize my romances, including the book published last month: the first in my K-9 Ranch Rescue miniseries for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER.  I also have times scheduled at a couple of booths for mystery writers, sponsored by local chapters of the Mystery Writers of America.

Next?  Malice Domestic, a conference in Bethesda, Maryland, that features cozy mysteries, as mine are.  And after that my next conference is RWA National in Denver this year–where of course my focus of publicizing my work will be on my romances.

Then there are my ongoing blogs, here at A Slice of Orange, plus Killer Characters, Killer Hobbies, Under Cover of Midnight, and The Writers in Residence, plus more at Writerspace.

Then there’s social media.  I’m on Facebook a lot.

Is that all?  I certainly hope it isn’t.  Publicity is something that continues.  And, fortunately, it’s mostly fun!

What about for you?  Do you do a lot of publicity?  What are your favorite resources?

Linda


TO CATCH A TREAT

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TO CATCH A TREAT

BAD TO THE BONE

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BAD TO THE BONE

PICK AND CHEWS

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PICK AND CHEWS

FOR A GOOD PAWS

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FOR A GOOD PAWS
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Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published 52 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. More than twenty-five of them are romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. Her latest release is Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire, for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also written several 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. Nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs! Linda enjoys hearing from readers.
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    Linda O. Johnston enjoys writing, romance, puzzles, and dogs. A former lawyer, Linda is now a full-time writer and has published 52 books.
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    Linda O. Johnston enjoys writing, romance, puzzles, and dogs. A former lawyer, Linda is now a full-time writer and has published 52 books.
    @lindaojohnston

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BAD TO THE BONE

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BAD TO THE BONE
COLTON 911: CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
COLTON FIRST RESPONDER (The Coltons of Mustang Valley)

COVERT ALLIANCE

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COVERT ALLIANCE

FOR A GOOD PAWS

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FOR A GOOD PAWS

HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

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HER UNDERCOVER REFUGE

PICK AND CHEWS

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PICK AND CHEWS

PROTECTOR WOLF

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SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

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SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

TO CATCH A TREAT

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TO CATCH A TREAT

TRAINED TO PROTECT

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TRAINED TO PROTECT

UNLUCKY CHARMS

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UNLUCKY CHARMS

VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)

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VISIONARY WOLF (Alpha Force)
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Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published 52 books so far, including mysteries and romantic novels. More than twenty-five of them are romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. Her latest release is Colton 911: Caught in the Crossfire, for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also written several 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. Nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs! Linda enjoys hearing from readers.
  • marycastillo says:

    I find that going to my local bookstores and introducing myself with a copy of my book goes such a long way. I’ve received invitations to participate in events, and they’ve placed my book in a prominent position! It takes time and effort, but the result n exposure and new friends is invaluable.

  • Great idea! I usually go in with bookmarks to leave for their customers and ask to sign copies of any of my books they happen to have.

  • The personal touch! Linda do you leave bookmarks at vets or other doggy places?

  • I’ve left bookmarks sometimes, and also a friend has left my bookmarks as well as her own at her vet’s office, but I don’t do that as much as I probably should!

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