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Linda has always been a story traveler. 


As a child, the only passport she needed came from her local library. A book could turn into a sailing ship bound for Treasure Island or a wardrobe showing the way to Narnia.


Linda grew up in California surrounded by books, orange groves, and rescued dogs. She always found a shady and companionable place to read.

In her childhood home built in 1920, Linda remembers the bookcase designed by her grandfather. The glass doors always creaked when she opened them, and that sound signaled the beginning of a new reading adventure. Later, as a teen, it's no surprise Linda found her first job at her hometown public library.

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Meet Linda

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Linda graduated from Multnomah University with degrees in Biblical Literature and Journalism. She went on to work as the operations manager for a library at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned the Distinguished Service Award for creativity and innovation while working at U.C. Berkeley.

Getting together with other volunteers, Linda loved starting a library at the church where her husband served as pastor. To see children's eyes light up when they found a perfect book to read brought her love of story traveling full circle.

Linda now writes stories of secrets hidden in history. On an island off the Washington coast in 1893, Christie and Melina must unravel a puzzling and dangerous mystery. Linda's book, Mystery Shores, is available to read at

Linda lives with her husband, Peter, in the Pacific Northwest near the San Juan Islands. She enjoys hiking, exploring lighthouses, reading, and watching deer, fawns, and raccoons stroll by her home in the forest.

"Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories."

J. M. Barrie

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