The short version:
Married, 3 sons
New York City
Hunter College, 2 degrees
Adult Education-program manager and GED prep teacher; resume writer, job placement counselor
Love, Money and Amanda Shaw, February 2001, Harlequin Books
A little bit more:
Linda started writing to entertain herself during long winters in New England. Her poems, short stories and family memoirs—all emotional fare—filled a binder and made her happy. On a lark she submitted one of her short stories to a national contest sponsored by Writers Digest magazine where it competed against almost 2000 other entries. To her great delight, the story placed in the top ten. Now, she wanted to write a novel. She quickly learned she needed help.
She joined professional writing organizations including Romance Writers of America. Workshops, seminars, critique groups followed. She built a reference library on the craft of writing. In her own words: “I studied and worked so hard, I could have earned a Master’s in Writing by now!”
Five years later, her first book was released, followed up by a dozen more in the Harlequin Superromance series. Her books have earned many industry awards such as the Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader’s Award, and the Award of Excellence.
Once more, she wanted to stretch her writing muscle and try something new. She turned to women’s fiction and released Family Interrupted, her first novel in that genre. The story is about a family in crisis—emotional fare with a satisfying ending. She hopes her readers will remember the stories long after the last page is read.