Posted in Cozy, Guest Post on October 4, 2014

Today, StoreyBook Reviews welcomes author Linda O. Johnston. She is the author of two wonderful series and has just started a third that is tied to superstitions…what an interesting idea!  There are many cozy series about witches and paranormal, but don’t think I have come across a town dedicated to superstition.

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Who am I?

I’m Linda O. Johnston, and I write the new Superstition Mystery Series for Midnight Ink. The first one, LOST UNDER A LADDER, is an October release. It’s about Rory Chasen, who goes to the town of Destiny, California, with her lucky dog Pluckie to determine if superstitions are real. Why is she worried about them? Because her beloved fiance died only a few minutes after walking under a ladder. It’s a mystery series, so Rory finds herself not only learning about superstitions but also solving murders.

I also write the upcoming Barkery and Biscuits Mystery Series for Midnight Ink, about a woman who owns adjoining stores: a people bakery and a dog bakery. And yes, she solves murders, too.

I additionally write romances: the Alpha Force mini-series for Harlequin Nocturne, about a covert military unit of shapeshifters, as well as others for Harlequin Romantic Suspense.

And I’ve written not only more romance, but also the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime as well as its spin-off series, the Pet Rescue Mysteries.

Why do I do all of that? Because my overactive imagination keeps telling me to!

I used to be a lawyer, but now I’m a full-time writer. I miss law the way I used to practice it, but don’t have time to do that these days even if I wanted to.

What else can I tell you about me? I live in Los Angeles with my husband and have for quite a while. Our sons are grown. The older one is married and we have two adorable grandsons. They don’t live in L.A., but I’m always thrilled when they visit or when we visit them.

We’re not entirely empty nesters, though. Our dogs, two adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, are like kids to us. They have me well trained, and I’m used to following their commands.

Right now, I’m focused on the Superstition Mysteries, wanting to make sure people are aware of them. I’m working on the manuscript for the second in the series, even as I’m promoting LOST UNDER A LADDER.

Hey, it’s lucky to read the Superstition Mysteries, or at least I hope so! No guarantees, but my fingers are crossed that every one of my readers not only enjoys the stories but also has good luck in whatever they do.

And thanks, Storeybook Reviews, for inviting me to blog here on my Great Escapes Virtual Tour!

About This Author

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 37 romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, plus Harlequin Romantic Suspense as well as the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne.

Her latest cozy mystery series, the Superstition Mysteries from Midnight Ink, kicks off in October 2014 with LOST UNDER A LADDER.  Linda believes that reading the Superstition Mysteries will bring good luck!

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