I’m Linda O. Johnston. Welcome to my
Mystery, paranormal romance and more… I’ve a lot of
interests, and the diversity spills over into my writing.
Much of my
fiction today involves animals--shapeshifters in my paranormal
romances, real animals in my mysteries. The next story in
my Pet Rescue Mystery series,
TEACUP TURBULENCE, will be
published in January 2014. The Pet Rescue Mysteries are a spinoff from my Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mystery series.
Pet Rescue Mysteries BEAGLEMANIA,
THE MORE THE TERRIER,
OODLES OF POODLES are still available, and so is the
e-novella NONSTOP SPANIELS.
And, delightfully, I now have a book trailer available for OODLES OF POODLES!
Here's the link:
fourth book in my Alpha Force miniseries from Harlequin
Nocturne, a paranormal romance about a covert military unit of
shapeshifters, was published in February:
there are more to come!
Researching and writing about pet rescues has become a
passion. There is an amazing community of people devoted
to saving pets. I salute them all and intend to
acknowledge and encourage some of the best. Please join me!
I am delighted to say that I was chosen by my mystery
publisher, Penguin Group (USA) of which Berkley Prime Crime is
an imprint, to participate in their Read Humane Program a
They've donated a substantial amount of money to the Humane
Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team and, to
encourage others to learn about the organization and to donate,
they have printed copies of participating books with a special
Read Humane seal and generated special store displays.
This year, my Read Humane release is HOUNDS ABOUND.
Last year is was
other authors this year are Miranda James,
Leann Sweeney, Judi McCoy, Ali Brandon, and Jill Shalvis, who is the program's
next Harlequin Romantic Suspense, COVERT ATTRACTION, will be a December 2013 release. No animals are featured in it
but I've created a new government agency in it--and lots of
So what’s your reading pleasure? A good story with a
satisfying ending? Mine, too--and that’s what I like to
write, no matter what the genre or subgenre.
Come visit me at the
Killer Hobbies blog. I blog weekly, mostly about pets. My
fellow bloggers, also mystery writers whose characters have
hobbies to die for, will discuss interests ranging from
needlework and crocheting to yoga and natural remedies. My pet
posts are there every Wednesday. I, or rather my characters,
also blog monthly on Killer Characters--on the 18th of every
month--as well as on the 6th of every month at
A Slice of Orange, the blog of the Orange County Chapter of
the Romance Writers of America.
I'm still active on Facebook. Please come friend me
Linda O! Johnston