Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy May!

by Linda O. Johnston

  It's May.  Happy May!  I'm happy it's May--as you probably figured after my blog here last month when I said that May was fast approaching.  And why am I happy?  This is the month that my third Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, Bad to the Bone, is published by Midnight Ink.


  As always, it was fun taking Carrie Kennersly, the protagonist I'd created, and throwing her once more into a difficult situation where again she has to solve a murder.


  Carrie is a veterinary technician who developed some nice, healthy treats for dogs, then bought a bakery and turned half into a barkery where she sells some of those treats.  She'd never thought she would wind up becoming an amateur sleuth, too, and start solving so many murders. 


  Oh, I'm chortling here--her creator who's been able to stick her into all of those difficult situations.  But I know she can handle it.


  And it's what happens in cozy mysteries.  Carrie doesn't know she's in a series of stories.  I place myself in her head as I write about her and figure out what she's thinking.  But she's strong.  She's creative.  She's determined.


  Like me, she's a dog lover.


  Also like me, she solves mysteries.  But for me, those murders are all in my mind.  I make 'em real for my Carrie character.


  And guess what, Carrie.  You're destined for more!


So happy May, everyone--including Carrie.


4 comments:

Phoebe Conn said...

The series is sure to be a hit with those who love cozy mysteries and lovable hounds.

GBPool said...

Murder and mutts. Magnificent. Glad you keep finding new adventures for both baker and barker.

mmgornell said...

Congrats on Bad to the Bones from a fellow dog lover!

Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks, everyone! My dogs tell me they like this series, too.