Since Linda Boltman’s psychological thriller, Man in the Moon was released by Jigsaw Press in July, 2011, she has gone on to write ten other eBooks including The Sheriff, The Copper Box, Lover’s Leap, The Valet of Darkshire Manor, The Captive, Moon Pies, Plum Loco, The Christmas Challenge and Flash and Dash, a collection of short stories for readers on the go. Her latest book, The Battle For Gray Tower, was just released October, 2014.
Linda’s short story, The Captive was selected by San Diego Writer's Ink Anthology, Vol 4 as one of San Diego's finest writers. She has had numerous short stories and poetry published in IdeaGems Magazine, Adventures for the Average Woman and Tough Lit in both their magazine and ezine editions in the United States and internationally. Her stories have also appeared in GreenPrints, Grand Magazine, The San Diego Reader and other publications.
An active watercolorist and traveler, Linda makes her home base in San Diego, where she can enjoy the fine weather, ocean and mountains, yet remain close enough to visit her two children.
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Battle for Gray Tower
Shattered by The Event, civilization is divided into Nobles and Darklings. A charismatic leader organizes an attack on Gray Tower with promises that everything the Darklings desire is within those walls. Journeying into the dangerous world of the Darklings, four young people learn trust goes deeper than skin. Putting their faith in creatures they’d been taught to distrust, will take all their stre
Flash and Dash
Is your day full of constant interruptions, lunch hour is the only available time to read, you’re on a cross-country flight and bored, the kids are down for a nap, or you have time while the laundry’s in the dryer? Flash and Dash is the answer. These eight, unique, short stories and flash fiction range from under 1,000 to over 3,000 words. Chose the size for the time you have available.
Man In The Moon
When a young computer genius discovers a way to modify data from the Human Genome Project to create the perfect DNA, a double agent whose allegiance has always gone to the highest bidder is lured out of semi-retirement by the opportunity of a lifetime. To get his hands on the greatest discovery the scientific world has ever known, he's going to have to up his game against a younger, smarter world.
The Christmas Challenge
Trying to recreate a family tradition when my Grandfather took me with him to cut down and carry home the family Christmas tree, my children and I would traipse out to our local tree farm to pick out our Christmas tree. Our tradition culminated in the Christmas my friends and family still refer to as the year of "The Mother Lode" tree. Laugh and cry at an attempt to preserve childhood memories.
The Valet of Darkshire Manor
The advertisement simply stated, “Wanted–valet for large household. Must love animals.” Desperate for a job, Edwin Thorpe responded and was immediately accepted. A train ticket arrived within a week for the evening departure to Darkshire the following Friday with no further instructions. Now he stood at the train depot, small satchel in hand, about to be greeted by two very strange men.
Plum Loco is a humorous, heartwarming story about a single woman’s quest to replace her favorite red plum tree after firefighters are forced to cut it down in an attempt to save her home during the San Diego Witch Creek Fire of 2007. Lost without it, the author goes on a quest to find a replacement. The resulting story is her journey to bring the red plum home.
There’s no way a woman from a small farm town in northern Illinois can be prepared when her future mother-in-law spits chew into a Campbell’s soup can. But when the boyfriend invited her to join him in the hills of Georgia for a family reunion, chewing tobacco was only the start of many surprises. She doesn't anticipate, however, that she would be the cause for the family being run out of town.
The courage of a kidnapped young girl is tested, but her strong will to live will not allow her to become a victim. This dark story of a young woman as she awaits the return of her captor culminates in a surprise ending. The Captive was selected by San Diego Writer’s Ink Anthology, Vol 4 as one of San Diego’s finest writers. The story lends itself to a quick, but intense read.
The Copper Box
While excavating a new business site, heavy equipment operator Doug Stone scrapes a strange object with his earth moving bucket. Irrevocably drawn by a force he can’t explain, Doug opens the box to discover a simple, black stone that contains properties like no other. But once blessed with this new power, the recipient finds that it may not be a blessing at all.