Linda C. McCabe


Linda C. McCabe lives in the Northern California Wine Country with her college sweetheart and twenty-something son. She received a master's degree as an historian of science from Sonoma State University, and loves to travel. To aid in the research of her writing, she has taken two extended trips to France scouring museums in Paris and trekking through medieval hilltop villages in the Midi-Pyrenees. Her first novel "Quest of the Warrior Maiden" won the 2013 Bay Area Independent Publishers Association Award for Best Historic Fantasy.

McCabe has been a member of the California Writers Club for more than a decade and is a past-president of her local branch, Redwood Writers and received the Jack London Service Award. She has had opinion/editorials published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the Los Angeles Times and essays published in several of the Redwood Writers Vintage Voices anthologies as well as the Centennial Edition of the California Writers Club Anthology West Winds.

McCabe was also the winner of the website Portkey(dot)org's First Reader's Choice Award for Best Novel Length Fic for Harry Potter fan fiction in 2003 for her story "Secrets, Lies and the Daily Prophet."

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Quest of the Warrior Maiden Reading #1
Author Linda C. McCabe does a reading from her novel "Quest of the Warrior Maiden."

A Brief History of the Legends of Charlemagne
Author Linda C. McCabe gives a brief history of the legends of Charlemagne that were popular for several centuries in Southern France and Northern Italy. Emphasis is paid to Matteo Maria Boiardo's "Orlando innamorato" and Ludovico Ariosto's "Orlando furioso." Photos are shown from her trips to France and Italy.

A Brief History of the Chansons de Geste
Author Linda C. McCabe gives a brief history of the Chansons de Geste (songs of deeds) that were popular in the south of France and north of Italy for several centuries and the talk includes showing the lasting cultural impact of the legends of Charlemagne. This is the first video in a series of videos about her adapting the legends of Charlemagne into a series of novels for modern day audiences.

Chapter One - Quest of the Warrior Maiden
Here is the first chapter of a serialized videocast of the novel "Quest of the Warrior Maiden." It is read by the author Linda C. McCabe.


Fate of the Saracen Knight
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 141,880. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Love binds them. Duty divides them. Victory hangs in the balance. Saracen knight Ruggiero is torn between love and honor. Though he vowed to convert and marry the Christian warrior Bradamante, he refuses to back out of his pledged service — even if that means returning to war against the woman he loves. But if he can's secure a release from his oaths soon, he knows he'll lose her forever.
Quest of the Warrior Maiden
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,360. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Bradamante meets handsome Saracen knight Ruggiero on the field of battle, and forbidden passion ignites. With her lover pledged to the enemy, she fears duty and honor must keep them apart forever. When a sorcerer imprisons the knight, Bradamante discovers two cruel prophecies. If she weds Ruggiero, he will die. If she forsakes her love, she’ll doom the Christian empire. What will she choose?

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