Publicity by Linda O. Johnston

April 6, 2018 by in category Pets, Romance & Lots of Suspense tagged as , , with 4 and 0
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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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Linda O. Johnston’s first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year. Since then, Linda, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published more short stories, novellas, and 39 romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. She currently writes the Superstition Mysteries and the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and also writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne. Linda enjoys hearing from readers.

UNLUCKY CHARMS

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UNLUCKY CHARMS

TO CATCH A TREAT

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TO CATCH A TREAT

COVERT ALLIANCE

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COVERT ALLIANCE

BAD TO THE BONE

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BAD TO THE BONE

PROTECTOR WOLF

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PROTECTOR WOLF

SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

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SECOND CHANCE SOLDIER

PICK AND CHEWS

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PICK AND CHEWS
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Linda O. Johnston’s first published fiction appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year. Since then, Linda, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published more short stories, novellas, and 39 romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. She currently writes the Superstition Mysteries and the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and also writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne. Linda enjoys hearing from readers.

4 Comments

  • marycastillo
    on April 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  • Linda O. Johnston
    on April 6, 2018 Reply

    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.

  • marianne h donley
    on April 6, 2018 Reply

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

  • Linda O. Johnston
    on April 6, 2018 Reply

    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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