Linda Kay


I was raised on a farm in Illinois and attended schools in a town of less than 2000 hard-working, industrious characters. Like many of my peers, I married young, had three beautiful children, and divorced in my 30's. As luck would have it, a girlfriend introduced me to a fabulous single man who married me with my three teenaged children and has stuck with me through all the ensuing drama in our lives. Together we finished education goals; he with an MBA on top of Engineering, and me with an undergrad in accounting and a graduate degree in Human Resources. My most rewarding career experiences were when I was in business for myself, working with small business owners, and eventually teaching online for DeVry/Keller Graduate School. My life has been a roller coaster of experiences with challenging jobs and moves to many parts of the Midwest and South. My writing will reflect many of these personalities as I create my stories for you, my readers.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I love a good mystery that keeps me intrigued and I can't lay the book down.... that would be James Patterson, David Baldacci, Dean Koontz, but also enjoy a quick romance read.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Ebooks is a new adventure for me. My first experience at writing was to help my mother write her memoirs, mixed in with some family and friend recipes in "Flavors From the Past, Memoirs and Recipes of Wilma Weiland Diekhoff". I had to complete the entire document for G & R Publishing, since it has a story mixed into the recipes. My first project was to convert this to an ebook for publishing here on the site. I am now the author, as my mother is deceased. My greatest joy was to see my mother at a book signing at B & N at 82!
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Where to find Linda Kay online


Flavors From The Past: Memoirs and Recipes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,800. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General
Wilma Weiland Diekhoff recounts her first 18 years, raised through the depression. She tells of her childhood, her schooling, and her courtship with her husband. Interspersed among her story are some 200 recipes from those times, and from the more recent period from family and friends. This is a culmination of a plan to preserve the family heritage.

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