Linda Hawley is a published author of several novels in the dystopian science fiction genre.
Before she became a full-time author, Linda Hawley supported herself as a freelance writer. Her experiences working on diverse projects requiring significant research stretched and refined her composition skills. It also inspired her to become a novelist.
The author writes her novels in the "faction" style (a literary work that is a mix of fact and fiction). Most of the technologies, conditions, and places in her novels actually exist. It's the characters and their actions that are pure fiction.
Before becoming a writer, the author spent many years in the U.S. intelligence community. This experience helps her today in creating suspense, perspective, and colorful characters that jump off the page.
Linda Hawley has made her home in the Pacific Northwest, where she and her husband parent their two youngest children.
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on Oct. 04, 2011
This author has found a way to take powerful subject matter and weave it into a love story in a way that I've only ever seen Nicholas Sparks be able to do well. This story is so well written that the reader is compelled to invest in the characters, wonder what will happen next, and simply not be able to put the book down. Long after I finished Forever Sunshine, the characters were stuck in my head--like great fiction should. Collette Scott has just won me as a new reader for her novels, and I have willingly gone! I rarely rate a book five stars. I only do it when the balance between characterizations and plot is perfected, the writing superb, and the storyline unique. Buy the book; you won't regret it.
on Oct. 31, 2011
This novel is about the heart. If you want to read a story that will tug on your many emotions and not free you until the end, this is the book for you. The author is masterful in her characterizations, descriptive scenes, and sentimental prowess. The conflicts presented and resolved in the story were well thought out and kept me engaged throughout the read. At every turn, I was surprised with events that I realized later had been foreshadowed, delighting me as a reader. But the real gift in Hannah’s Blessing is the message that throughout the challenges that life brings in human relationships, dreams can still come true, and good can come of the bad. Collette Scott is as gifted as Nicholas Sparks in storytelling. I will certainly read another of her heart wrenching books.
on Nov. 07, 2011
The pages of Meridian's Shadow are filled with masterful passages of literary genius. Clearly the author intimately understands how to use the English language to persuade his readers. I had many `aha' moments with Meridian's Shadow where the author surprised me; then I remembered how he had foreshadowed an event long before. Even though the book is long, it never felt like it. None of the chapters are slow; it was edited so well. The author's sense of humor shows itself throughout the pages, and I found myself laughing out loud.
So many science fiction writers bore me with details...details...details. But Dan Moore knows the perfect balance between information output and the forward momentum of events and plot. He writes in a way that I wished all scifi authors would. I couldn't put the novel down, thinking that just around the corner would be another gem. I was so invested in several of the characters, like Nixie, that I was sorry that the novel would end. Then, I learned that this is the first novel in the Meridian's Shadow series, and I cheered for joy.
This is the second science fiction novel I've bought of the author's, and just like The Rings of Alathea, Dan Moore blew me away. There are some authors who have the unique gift of developing characters that jump off the page, and plots that are full of surprises; Dan Moore is one of these authors. In one word, I would define this novel as epic.
The Rings of Alathea
on Nov. 07, 2011
After reading the sample chapters, I was hooked and bought the book. After starting it, I just couldn't put it down. The Rings of Alathea is a unique light science fiction book with some metaphysical elements. I became easily invested in the characters and was sorry to see the novel end. Moore's writing style is superb and his character development is excellent. I will certainly read more that this author writes.
If We Dare to Dream (The Evans Family, Book One)
on Nov. 16, 2011
Collette Scott’s genius is in developing characters that are easy to relate to, along with unique, suspenseful plots that are charged with emotion. What I love about her characterizations is that the author has great balance in crafting both male and female characters that are multidimensional. This makes If We Dare to Dream appealing to both male and female readers. Scott is the female version of Nicolas Sparks, fully matching him in skill.
This is the third book I’ve read of the author’s, and I could not put the novel down; Scott’s writing impressed me yet again. Not only is her writing superb, but the author understands the tactical benefit of foreshadowing and persuasion to build suspense. This is suspenseful fiction at its best. The drama of If We Dare to Dream is powerful, inescapable, and a must-read.
A Murder Unseen
on Nov. 18, 2011
This author is one of the most gifted suspense writers I've ever read. Her writing style coupled with her perfection in developing anticipation had me absolutely riveted from the first page. I read from page one to chapter 24 in one sitting--even though it was 1AM--because I could not put the book down. This is the kind of skill all readers want from authors, but rarely get. The story was filled with unexpected twists and turns, and the ending was a shocker. It's written as a clean read (no cussing or sex), but you never even notice it's missing, because the author uses the English language so well. It's easy to read, easy to invest in the protagonist, and the plot is very strong. I wholeheartedly recommend A Murder Unseen.
on Dec. 02, 2011
Hazardous Choices is a gritty urban story of 21st century America that will broaden your understanding of inner city life and its far-reaching affect. The dialogue is absolutely brilliant, and riveting. There are passages that use the full bloom of the English language, such as, "Caroline clutched at new ideas the way dogs grabbed bones. She just kept gnawing incessantly on the idea." If you love the game of football, the suspense of the games within Hazardous Choices will make you feel like you are participating. There is natural humor, surprises, and great suspense in this story. But the heart of this novel is a profoundly tragic reality revealed in the cliffhanger. In my opinion, Hazardous Choices is a must-read for every school teacher in America, and certainly for every coach.
Note: This novel is rated R.
As The Twig Is Bent: A Matt Davis Mystery
on Jan. 30, 2012
Rarely do I read novels that are so profoundly engrossing that I can not shake the story from my mind; As the Twig is Bent is one of those novels. This crime story is full of grit, with visual images that made me feel ill. The ugly truths of the extreme world of homicide detectives was profound. The author's writing style gave brief retrieves from the hard core darkness of the story, which was necessary for me to continue reading it. I think Perrone is a genius in story construction and in building suspense. I will certainly read other novels he's written. Wow!
Through Winter Skies (The Evans Family, Book Two)
on May 03, 2012
Through Winter Skies is a story of hope, painted vividly in the full spectrum of emotion's color. Gritty and real, it's a dramatic contemporary American story that's beautifully written. The author has a gift of understanding the nuances of relationships, making them believable to the reader. Foreshadowing events without giving away plot and building page-turning suspense are two of Scott's talents as an author. Through Winter Skies is certainly an emotional journey where you're invested in the characters; I dare you to finish this novel without shedding a tear.
Terri's Gift (The Evans Family, Book Five)
on May 16, 2013
Terri’s Gift is a novel that explores the age-old dynamic between father/mother and child. What does it mean to protect a child? When is it right to leave that child, so that she will have better? Collette Scott takes readers on an emotional journey in Terri’s gift, as she does all her novels. This novel explores more of the relationship with other Evans family members, which I found very enjoyable. Terri’s gift is as engaging as all of Collette Scott’s novels are; you simply cannot leave your emotions behind when diving into one of these dramatic romances. The story is unforgettable, and a worthy read.