Blog Tour: Introducing Carrie Kennersly by Linda O. Johnston

Bite the BiscuitHello. I’m Carrie Kennersly. If you’ve been to the town of Knobcone Heights, California, in the San Bernardino Mountains and brought your pet along, you may have met me–although I hope the circumstances were good. I’m a veterinary technician at the Knobcone Veterinary Clinic.

But that’s not why I’m here. I wanted to tell you today that I recently opened my own shops, too! You see, my good friend Brenda Anesco, who had to move down the mountains to take care of her ailing mother, sold me her existing bakery, Icing on the Cake. She gave me permission to divide Icing into two shops, so half remains Icing and the other is now Barkery and Biscuits, my very special shop where I sell hand-baked dog treats–healthy treats I developed as a vet tech. They’re so good that even people who have tasted them enjoy them.

So now I spend seven days a week at my shops, since I can’t afford a lot of help yet. I also remain a part-time vet tech. I’m able to bring my own dog Biscuit, a golden toy poodle-terrier mix, with me all the time while I’m at my new businesses since she’s permitted to stay in the Barkery, although not in Icing or in the joint kitchen. We’re both happy about that.

But as difficult as it is to talk about it, some people here aren’t particularly happy about what I’m doing, especially a couple of the Ethmans, one of the town’s most elite families. Some of their members are nice–but not all of them, particularly Myra and Harris Ethman. We’ve been arguing partly because those two own a local pet store that they think Barkery competes with. It doesn’t, though–not really, since their place doesn’t sell hand-made treats, just regular, though good quality, dog food. Even so, when Myra is found murdered with part of a Barkery biscuit near her. . . well, unfortunately, I’m considered to be a suspect and have to prove I didn’t harm her.

What happens is memorialized in a book, Bite the Biscuit, which was just published. I suppose my working so hard to clear myself of murder means I have three careers–at least for a while. But I can handle it.

And be sure, if you visit Knobcone Heights, to stop in at my shops, especially if you have your dog along. I often give free samples of both doggy and human treats.

You can read more about Carrie in Bite The Biscuit, the first book in the NEW “Barkery & Biscuits” mystery series, published by Midnight Ink.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on May 28 for the chance to win a copy of Bite The Biscuit. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your SPAM folder.

This is the last stop on the Bite The Biscuit Great Escapes Tour. More stops on the tour can be found here.

About the author
Linda O. Johnston writes the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries for Midnight Ink as well as the Superstition Mysteries. She has also written the Pet Rescue Mysteries and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery series, for Berkley Prime Crime. In addition, she writes the Alpha Force miniseries for Harlequin Nocturne, about a covert military unit of shapeshifters, as well as novels for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Visit Linda at or friend her on Facebook.

61 responses to “Blog Tour: Introducing Carrie Kennersly by Linda O. Johnston

  1. Brenda Handy

    Looking forward to this fun new series. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway

  2. Love animals and baked goods. Sounds like a great combination! Thanks for the chance!

  3. Looking forward to reading 1st of new series. Thanks for giveaway.

  4. I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Sounds delightful. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Animal themed cozies are among my favorite. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  7. Melody Gonser

    I am looking forward to reading “Bite the Biscuit.” It sounds great. I love the idea of having a dog treat bakery.I have baked treats for my dog and I would love to do what Carrie does. Thank you for the chance.

  8. I love cozy mysteries with loveable pets, and Bite the Biscuit sounds like a delight. Thank you for the chance to win.

  9. looks GOOD!

  10. Bite the Biscuit sounds wonderful, love pet cozies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Jill Lauder

    Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity!

  12. I love finding new authors to add to my list. I hope I win this so I can add Ms Johbston

  13. Looks great, thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  14. Looks awesome!

  15. Barbara Hackel

    Sounds like a great new series I won’t want to miss! It is obvious Linda, that you do love dogs! Can’t wait to read this. Thanks Linda and Dru for the opportunity to win a copy! 🙂

  16. Mary Jane H

    Love it. Thanks for the chance to get a copy.

  17. Barb Wiesmann

    I love the Kendra Ballantyne series and the Pet Rescue Series. I’m sure to love this one!

  18. Even though I’m a cat lover, this sounds like a great series to try. Looking forward to it.

  19. Abby Fabian

    This series looks great!!!!! I’d love to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!!!! 🙂

  20. I love pet rescue people and this sounds like a good story.

  21. What a great cozy feature and giveaway.

  22. Hey Dru, I think this book is going to be a winner, and I’d like to be a winner also. Toss my hat in the contest ring please.

    I hope you’ll have a great Memorial Day.

  23. Cozies with dogs are so much fun–I’ll be looking forward to this new series. Thanks for the contest.

  24. Mari Krampach

    Since I live in San Bernardino, I’m very intrigued to read a book where the setting is familiar.

  25. Bear will want to sit on my lap while I read this book.
    Sounds interesting. Always happy to try a new author – and to start a new series at the same time.

  26. Sounds like a very enjoyable series. Thanks for the opportunity.

  27. I just love a cozy series with pets included to help solve the cases. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. Lin Casteel-Butler

    I look forward to reading this. Hope to win.

  29. MaryAnn Forbes

    Bite The Biscuit sounds like a fun read, my internet is definitely piqued. Thanks.📖📚

  30. It’s always great to start a new series right from the beginning and this one looks like as real winner. Thanks!

  31. I’m a big dog lover and this book sounds like it is just my thing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. kayekillgore

    I would like to start this series.

  33. Thank you, Dru and Carrie/Linda. What better place to start than with the first in a series? Congratulations!

  34. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Bite the Biscuit.

  35. Verna Gass

    thank you for the giveaway
    Excited to read it sounds wonderful!!

  36. Jeanie Dannheim

    This sounds like a great book! I would love to read more about Carrie, her biscuit, and the bakery/barkery – thank you for the chance to win!

  37. Sounds like a fun series. Would love to win.

  38. This sounds like a great book. Love dogs, have a labradoodle, so Biscuit would fit right into my family. Had been looking into Linda Johnson’s books, and it would be great to win one. Thanks so much for sponsoring the giveaway.

  39. Kristy Epperson

    The book sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it! Good luck to you.

  40. Kathy Glaes

    This sounds like a fun mystery! Dogs, sweets, murder? What could be better!

  41. Looks like great cozy mystery.

  42. Thanks for the giveaway! Love her work!

  43. Wanda downs

    This book looks interesting

  44. Patty Allen

    This book looks great, and I really enjoy this author. Thanks for the chance to win:)

  45. Jennie Knight

    I am looking forward to reading this new series. Thank you for the giveaway.

  46. This was a fun start to a new series. I look forward to it continuinhg.

  47. Prentiss Garner

    This sounds like a fun book.

  48. Judy Weaver

    Love the cover!! Sounds great!!

  49. Looking forward to this one. It looks fun.

  50. I would absolutely be thrilled to win a copy of this book! Thank you for the opportunity! My rescue and my grand doggie are staring at me now, as I type this 😉

  51. Sounds like a wonderful series! I love the name Biscuit too for a pup.. especially a Poodle cross.

  52. I am not an animal-person, but I love them in books, especially in cozies…..
    Thank you for the giveaway….

  53. Barbara Tobey

    Love this series.

  54. Nikki LaGrange

    I haven’t read anything by this author but the book sounds great. Plus, I love dog stories, so it suits me perfectly! Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway.

  55. love cozy with dogs in them..would love to win this book

  56. Cynthia E. Blain

    Linda sounds as though she “does it all” with her writing experience. Hope to read this new series very soon. Sounds very interesting.
    Thank you for entering me.

    Cynthia B.

  57. Sounds like something I would like to read.

  58. Jill Broussard

    This looks like a great book. Can’t wait to read it!

  59. peggy clayton

    Linda O. always writes great mysteries and this sounds like another great one. I love the name and also that it again involves a dog. Would love to win.

  60. Sounds like an interesting beginning for a new series. I’m looking forward to getting to read it at some point. Thanks for the chance to win.

  61. contest is closed.