Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Linda O. Johnston: Bite the Biscuit

Thursday February 11th 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Linda O. Johnston, author of the Barkery and Biscuits Mystery series about veterinary technician Carrie Kennersly, known for her healthy dog treats at the clinic where she works. When the owner of the local bakery moves away, Carrie jumps at the chance to buy the business and convert half of it into a “barkery,” a shop where she can make and sell her canine delights. But Myra Ethman, co-owner of another pet product store, hates the competition, insisting she'll find a way to shut the place down. When Myra is found dead with a Barkery biscuit beside her, Carrie must prove she didn't do it before she's collared for murder.

Local writer 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 transactional lawyer, has published more short stories, novellas, romance and mystery novels, including the Pet Rescue Mystery Series and Pet-Sitter mysteries. She currently writes the Superstition Mysteries and the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries, and also writes for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Her short story Love on Sunset Boulevard is part of the anthology Murder on Sunset Boulevard. She is a member of the Orange County chapter of the Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles Chapter, the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. Linda lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Lexie and Mystie.

If mysteries and romance intrigue, come to Crowell Library and learn more about Linda O. Johnston on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Barth Community. Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the authors keep coming to Crowell Public Library!