Linda Style always dreamed of becoming a novelist, but it took a while before she saw her dream come true. Her journey began at the University of Minnesota where she studied behavioral science and photography. A move with her family to Arizona, changed her perspective. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Communication at Arizona State University with a degree in journalism, but along the way, she also completed programs in behavioral science, and organizational management.
She's worked as a photographer, a freelance writer, a caseworker, an internal investigator, the manager of a state program for the mentally ill, and a Management Consultant for the State of Arizona's Department of Behavioral Health Services—all, she says, a training ground for what she really wanted to do—write stories about people.
Linda left all her earlier careers to write full-time in 1998, and after meeting an editor from Harlequin Superromance at the Romance Writers of America national conference in Chicago in 1999, Linda quickly saw the release of her debut novel, HER SISTER'S SECRET in June 2000. Since then, her books have consistently reached number one on the Amazon series bestseller list, and have been nominated for several awards, including Affaire de Couer's best book of the year in the long contemporary category, the Golden Quill Award and the Orange Rose Award. DADDY IN THE HOUSE, won the Daphne du Maurier Award for best long contemporary in 2002 and THE MAN IS THE PHOTOGRAPH has been nominated for both the Golden Quill and the Orange Rose Awards.
With five sales in less than two years, Linda's books are now sold worldwide and in many foreign translations. Linda's fifth book, WHAT MADELINE WANTS, is a September 2003 release -- and four more novels are in the works.
When not writing, Linda enjoys her large blended family -- husband Jay, four sons, one daughter-in-law, two almost daughter-in-laws, two stepchildren and their spouses, three totally awesome grandkidlets, and a couple of dogs and cats. Researching her books provides Linda with the perfect excuse to indulge her passion for travel, photography and researching her family history. Now living her long ago dream to write fiction, Linda finds it amazing that someone actually pays her to have so much fun!
Linda would love to hear from you. You can write to her at P.O. Box 2292, Mesa, Arizona, 85214-2292 or email her at LindaStyle@lindastyle.com
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