Thursday, November 17, 2016

Update - My Book was published TODAY!

Surprise - my book, my first fiction piece (family/relationships/Christian genre) is out a week early and is available on Amazon while it makes it way to the bookstores. 

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All sales the first week are going to Lab Rescue LRCP in Maryland and Kevlar for K9s (which provides life saving vests to K9 Police Officers who otherwise wouldn't have one).

Small Town Roads is kind, gentle, poetic, but grippingly bittersweet in the meeting and meshing of the times and values of two distinctly different — but so much the same — women in a small American town. L.B. Johnson is a writer to watch for tomorrow, but she is also someone to enjoy today”.
--John L. Moore — award-winning novelist and journalist, author of The Breaking of Ezra Riley and other novels.

“In the tradition of Kent Haruf’s best-selling Plainsong, L.B. Johnson has written a lyrical, meditative story that acknowledges the dangers and comforts of our world.  Small Town Roads is a loving story about an old, slow place where the terrible loneliness of grief eases because ordinary people decide to be community."
--Katie Andraski, author of The River Caught Sunlight

Evelyn Ahlgren, a widow and retired teacher, enjoys the quiet comforts of her tranquil neighborhood. That’s why she is intrigued to see what her new neighbor, rookie police officer Rachel Raines, will add to their charming small town.

Rachel had big-city plans that hadn't included inheriting a tiny home in a rural community, a place with no coffee baristas and where the town’s only restaurant had a giant plastic cow on the roof.
Evelyn believes that God brought the two together to find renewed purposes in His will, and they begin an unlikely friendship that surpasses age and experiences. When an unexpected act of violence impacts them both, their concept of faith and family is tested with life-changing results.

Small Town Roads, by best-selling author L.B. Johnson, accurately depicts the feeling of small town life, where residents know each other’s names and become neighbors, and friends, for a lifetime.

L.B. Johnson has a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and lives in Chicago with her engineer husband and rescue black Lab.   100% of her writing proceeds are donated to animal rescue, Kevlar for K9s, and Search Dog Foundation.


  1. Great news! Just in time for me to take it with me on my Winter Boat Sojourn...

    May you be with me on many more travels.

    Cap'n Jan

  2. Congrats and all the best!!!

    Woos -Lightning and Misty

  3. Oh, that is PAWSOME!!!! CONGRATS! I just KNOWS it's gonna go to numero uno!!
    Ruby ♥

  4. How exciting! We are proud one of our own is having such great success!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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