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.
By Linda Seals
Published: March 25, 2013.
(4.50 from 2 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.