Linda M Au

Biography

In the early 1980s, Linda M. Au pursued a writing degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. She has since worked behind the scenes in publishing as a proofreader and copy editor. She’s worked with publishers such as Carroll & Graf, Shoemaker & Hoard, Crown & Covenant Publications, Christian Publications (now WingSpread/Zur), Pegasus Books, and F&W Publications. She also proofreads author manuscripts being prepped for submission to agents and editors.

Linda is president of the board of the St. Davids Christian Writers Association and is also on the Board of Education and Publication of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. This year she also serves as author liaison for the Bridgewater BookFest.

She is currently looking for agent representation for several of her novels. Several chapters of her first novel, Gray Area, won awards at the St. Davids conference. The entire novel placed as a semifinalist in the national contest Operation First Novel in 2004. Her second novel, Do-It-Yourself Widow, fared even better. The opening chapter placed first at St. Davids in 2005, and the entire novel placed as a top-four runnerup in the Operation First Book contest in 2006.

In recent years, her short humor essays have garnered numerous awards—from a national contest on BrassRing.com to the Hall of Fame at the St. Davids Writers’ Conference. A book of her humorous essays, Head in the Sand…and other unpopular positions, is currently available on Amazon, Smashwords, and BN.com. A second book, Fork in the Road … and other pointless discussions, is due out in mid-2013.

Her favorite writing challenge, though, has been the yearly contest known as National Novel Writing Month: writing 50,000 words of a single new fiction project during the month of November. She loves the pressure of a ridiculous, forced deadline.

Linda also enjoys comedy, computer gadgets, movies, crocheting -- and her office guinea pigs, who keep her company while she’s working. She currently lives in western Pennsylvania with her husband, Wayne Parker. They share six children between them, all of them now grown.

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