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Dear Reader,

I recently had the joy of being a guardian for a Rocky Mountain Honor Flight of WWII veterans – ages 85-98 – visiting numerous war memorials in Washington, D.C. and had the pleasure of sharing the stories of their service in WWII. Among the veterans on our trip were men who: were on the beach at Iwo Jima during the flag raising, drove an LST for ten trips to Utah beach on D-DAY (carrying wounded and German prisoners on the return trips), provided support “behind the lines’ on the Solomon Islands and Guam, guarded the Panama Canal, navigated a Liberator in the skies over Europe, and made the landing (and was wounded) in Sicily. Here is a photo of the entire group at Marine Corps Memorial.

Rocky Mountain Honor Flight of WWII veterans at Marine Memorial

Rocky Mountain Honor Flight of WWII veterans at Marine Memorial

Fall is in the air! As my favorite football team, the Denver Broncos, rev up the season, I had the great pleasure of watching them take on the Seahawks with my friend, Debbie Macomber, in her skybox at Seattle’s Century Link Field. The game was a thriller and went into overtime before the Seahawks won.

Debbie Macomber & Joan Johnston

a stranger's game new paperback_140You’ll be happy to know that A STRANGER’S GAME has been reissued with a beautiful new cover! This seventh Bitter Creek novel features passion and intrigue mixed with an explosive, spine-tingling tale of murder, wrongful imprisonment, and a woman who counts no cost too high to see a killer brought to justice. Released September 30, A STRANGER’S GAME is available in paperback and ebook formats. Read more, including order info and an excerpt here.

I’m trying to get in as many outdoor activities as I can before the winter snows descend upon us. It’s beautiful hiking among the golden aspens and playing tennis in the cool, crisp, early morning light. I hope you’re able make the most of whatever your own locale has to offer.

I’m decorating my house for Halloween, one of my favorite holidays. Be sure to share your costume photos on my Facebook page.

Unforgettable_140NOTE: Although UNFORGETTABLE, the next book in the Benedict Brothers series, is only available for pre-order on Kindle, that’s because I’ve only been offered that option by Amazon. When it’s published on November 15, UNFORGETTABLE will be available wherever ebooks are sold. Pre-order here for Kindle.

I want to thank all of you who have been patiently waiting for BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE, the final book in the Mail-Order Bride series following MONTANA BRIDE. I have one more Bitter Creek novel to write, SHAMEFUL, before I can focus on finishing the Mail-Order Bride series. Hang on, it’s coming!

Have you entered my October contest yet? This month the winner has a choice of a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card!

Take care and happy reading,