1. Before you began writing historical mysteries, what were your interests?
A. Well, you could say I'm a half Forest Ranger. I love the outdoors and took classes such as Forestry 101. However, I went on to work in the magical land of libraries instead (I also love books).
2. Since your mysteries include the beauty of the outdoors, what is a fun childhood memory you have about nature?
A. Owls...nesting in a palm tree! I grew up in Southern California, and our yard had a very old, very tall palm tree. Every year, an owl family nested there. And one night, in the light of a half-moon, we watched the owl parents teach their children to fly
3. Tell us about the first story you ever wrote.
A. I penned (actually, penciled) my first long story at the age of nine. This adventurous tale starred a young gazelle facing danger and intrigue on the African savanna. So, it seems I've always enjoyed writing—and reading—mysteries.
Linda Borromeo is 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 orange groves and rescued dogs. She always found a shady and companionable place to read.
With a growing love for books, she later discovered L.M. Montgomery, Henry Beston, Mary Stewart, Elizabeth Peters and James Herriot, just a few of her favorite authors.
It's no surprise Linda found her first job at her hometown public library. She went on to work as an Operations Manager for a university library. She earned the Distinguished Service Award for creativity and innovation while working at the University of California, Berkeley.
Linda has now written a novel of secrets hidden in history. On an island off the Washington coast, Christie Edwards must solve a mystery to save her friend...and herself. Linda's book, Mystery Shores, is available to read now at Amazon.com.
Exploring books, lighthouses and an amazing Fair are all featured in Linda's blogs. Find her blogs here.
Linda lives with her husband, Peter, near the San Juan Islands now. She enjoys walking, exploring lighthouses, reading and singing along (a little off-key, she says) with classic musical films.