Linda Seals


Linda Seals is a writer and garden designer living in northern Colorado. She’s been writing most of her life but didn’t turn her attention to fiction until, early one winter morning, a chatty and amusing character danced out of a dream with stories to tell. Inevitably, Linda was compelled to give voice to fellow gardener and reluctant sleuth Lily Raffenport. She found they both feel much of life is humorous.

A baby boomer from Dallas “raised up” in Oklahoma, Linda is a born storyteller, eager collector of the details of life, and grounded in a love of the land, giving her stories a true sense of place, and bringing her experiences in the Southwest evocatively to the page.

Linda has also worked in the publishing and newspaper industries as an art director; owned a graphic design firm; and been a warehouse worker packaging seeds until she found her calling in the plants and dirt of gardening that led to the words and world of writing.

Linda continues her work as a professional gardener as she happily writes the next Lily Raffenport mystery, Paid in Spades.

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Raked Over
Price: Free! Words: 91,440. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Discount a 50-something woman as just a “pathetic old hag,” and see where that gets you. The arrogant young boyfriend of a former employee of Lily Raffenport, a mellow but irreverent Colorado garden designer, finds out when he dismisses everything about Lily as he trowels on the story of his girlfriend’s drunken suicide. That write-off spurs the reluctant sleuth Lily into action, and danger.

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amateur detective    food    funny    gardener    music    self esteem    sobriety    southwest    womens stories