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 has published more short stories, plus romance novels including the Alpha Force paranormal miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne. Alpha Force is a covert military unit of shapeshifters, and two more books in the series will be published in 2014. Linda's most recent Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel, COVERT ATTRACTION, was published in December 2013.
Linda is also the author of the Pet Rescue Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime which debuted in March 2011 with BEAGLEMANIA, followed by THE MORE THE TERRIER, HOUNDS ABOUND, OODLES OF POODLES and TEACUP TURBULENCE. The series centers around Lauren Vancouver, the dedicated administrator of a successful private, no-kill animal shelter who also finds herself having to solve murders. In the Pet Rescue Mysteries, "no-kill" means pets, not people! The Pet Rescue series is a spinoff from Linda's Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter, mystery series, also from Berkley Prime Crime.
Linda enjoys hearing from readers. Visit her website at www.LindaOJohnston.com