Linda S Rice

Biography

As a child, I was mesmerized by story tellers and my mother always made sure I had a supply of books close at hand while I was growing up. Sitting on her lap and listening to her read to me is one of my earliest memories. I remember drawing pictures and then making up stories to go with them, and as I got older, my stories became longer and more fanciful. At age ten, I began to write them down, and when I was twelve, I wrote my first "book," all handwritten. I wrote during rainy days in gym class when we all had to stay in the locker room and sit on benches. I had a small cult following of friends who waited for me to finish each page which I would then pass down the row. When I got a typewriter for my thirteenth birthday, I typed up my "masterpiece" and put it in a 3-ring binder then hid it away. The story was actually quite silly. Having a typewriter, however, made it possible for me to write even more, which I did on almost a daily basis.
But, as happens to many young, aspiring writers, reality grabbed me and when I graduated from high school and headed to college then into the workforce, the dream of becoming an author washed away. It wasn't until I turned 62 and experienced my 3rd job layoff, that I decided to try and make my writing dream come true.
Writing has since become an addiction to me, and I'm finding that ideas for numerous scenarios and characters keep flooding my brain, with the characters screaming, "Write about me! Write about me!"
And, that's what I intend to do.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk is neat, tidy, and organized but that's not where I do my writing. I move around with my laptop from room to room, window to window and during fine weather, I take my laptop outside and write with only the sound of birds chirping and wind in the trees. Or, if I'm traveling, my laptop goes with me so I can write when the inspiration strikes me. The world is my desk when it comes to writing.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up with my grandparents who lived in the country. My grandfather was a reader of the classics and had a very small collection of them in his office/art studio. He was also an oil painter. I often sat in this room reading such books as "The Last Days of Pompeii," "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" or "Pride and Prejudice" as Grandpa painted a still life with classical music playing in the background. My love of reading let to my love of writing and I began to pen short stories when I was around ten years old. My imagination often focused on the subjects of Grandpa's paintings.
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Where to find Linda S Rice online


Where to buy in print


Series

The Necklace
What if you could travel back into the past to meet the man of your dreams at a time when it would be possible for him to fall in love with you? Susan does just that when she travels back to the year 1962 in her 17-year-old body where she meets James, age 20, who is part of a band who will one day become the most famous band of all time. Susan is stunned and delighted when James is instantly drawn to her, inviting her out for coffee and offering to walk her back to her hotel after the band quits playing for the night. But much to her consternation, Susan’s 17-year-old hormones begin to play havoc with her 62-year-old brain, tempting her towards a relationship with James that she’s not really certain she wants. But when she gives him her magical ballerina necklace, it creates a bond between them that cannot be broken.

Books

The Harpist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,790. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Young Brianna Campbell, a student at a prestigious music academy in Edinburgh, Scotland. becomes the target of a narcissistic rock star, Malcolm McGarity, who has returned to his hometown for a rest. Malcolm's friend, Gerry, tries to warn her against him to no avail and falls in love with her. Who will she choose? Handsome and rich Malcolm or Gerry who has nothing to offer but his heart...
The Necklace VI - Snow on the Mountain
Series: The Necklace. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 117,190. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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It's 2017 and Susan’s lifelong dream to be with James has finally come true; they both see nothing but marital bliss in their future. Until that is, an Italian Count decides he wants her for his Contessa and his evil brother wants her magical necklace, one that was stolen from the family over 200 years ago. In the end, however, old age brings the story of James and Susan to a poignant ending.
The Necklace V - Strawberries & Wine
Series: The Necklace. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 115,220. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Susan and Michelle return in despair from their time-travel journey back to 1999; Michelle resigns herself to a life of loneliness and Susan accepts the fact that she’s lost James forever. But when Thomas discovers Susan's cell phone that she left behind, he decides to track down her and her daughter. Once reunited with Michelle, they scheme to bring James and Susan back together.
The Necklace IV - Brighton, December 1999
Series: The Necklace. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,150. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
After Susan’s friends betray her on her last trip into the past, forcing her to return on her wedding day, the day she would have married James, she becomes severely depressed and when her daughter discovers the reason, she decides to take her mother back into the past again to end the nonsense with the famous musician. But when Michelle meets James's handsome son, everything turns topsy turvy.
The Necklace III - London, June 1967
Series: The Necklace. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 105,030. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
When Susan's son tells her that her husband is having an affair with his paralegal, Susan s devastated and contacts her two best friends who suggest a vacation. But Susan has a better idea and takes Joy and Alice back into the past with her where she tries to reconcile with James. It doesn't go according to plan, however, and her friends are forced to betray Susan into returning to the present.
The Necklace II - Back to Brighton, November 1962
Series: The Necklace. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 99,620. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
It’s been 5 months since Susan returned from her short journey to the past where she met James. The love affair that ensued between the two was tempestuous and stormy. She made a mistake, however, by leaving him with her silver ballerina necklace, creating a link between them that can only be broken by getting the necklace back. But will she be able to?
The Necklace - The Dusky Club, June 1962
Series: The Necklace. Price: Free! Words: 79,050. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
What if you could travel back to the past to meet the man of your dreams when it would be possible for him to fall in love with you? Susan does just that going back in time to meet James, the man she has loved for over 50 years. Will James end up to be the paragon Susan’s always thought him to be? Or, will she learn that sometimes when a dream comes true, that it’s not quite what you expected?

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