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Meet Linda

Linda Borromeo 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 tor 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 forever afterward, she associates that sound with new reading adventures. It's no surprise Linda found her first job at her hometown public library.

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Linda graduated from Multnomah University with degrees in Biblical Literature and Journalism. She went on to work in the libraries of the California College of the Arts and the University of California at Berkeley. She earned the Distinguished Service Award for creativity and innovation while working for the university.

With other volunteers, Linda enjoyed creating a library at the church where her husband served as pastor. Helping children, teens, and adults delight in finding just the right books for the summer reading program holds special memories for her.

Linda now writes novels of secrets hidden in history. On an island off the Washington coast in 1893, Christie and Melina must unravel puzzling and dangerous secrets. 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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