Linda Wickens

Biography

Linda is a married middle-age homemaker with one son. Now retired in Florida she picked up a pen one afternoon with an insatiable urge to write, and hasn't put it down since. "Brain Files" has been her first attempt at writing fiction. Having lived in several different states with her husband's job transfers, she's collected many friends with stories. Always taking a job within an elementary school system as a kindergarten teaching assistant and later special education assistant kept her busy meeting new people, and hearing new tales that she's placed in her own brain files. Politically active, she won The Chairman's award from the Vienna (VA) Regional Chamber of Commerce for her leadership bringing an Ethics program into the high school. This program she was enthralled to do and mold as a seminar for the senior class to experience a mock trial with real courtroom judge, and area business leaders there to listen, and let the teens speak constructively of their feelings on what they were understanding. Didn't cost the taxpayers any money! She negotiated with area businesses to contributing their expertise and funding for the three staged daylong event. She has been a member of the National League of Families - Missing In Action (Vietnam) since 1967, when her brother became Missing In Action. Her other simple claim to fame has been as former Alumni Board of Directors member as well as Alumni Correspondent for her Class of 1969 at the incredible Pinkerton Academy. "The Hidden Poet" was her 2nd attempt at writing a suspense novel and was completed the following year. Her third E novel, "The Manufactured President" will be available soon.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
I wish I could meet each one, and ask them questions on how they liked the story, and if they had a favorite character. As in my first novel, "Brain Files," those words came out of my own storage of brain files, and now these fans are picking my brain files by reading what my brain came out with in a story. If they enjoyed it, then it's been like friends getting together talking about life's tales of woe, laughing together, or holding each others hands during a troublesome time. They've become my friend, and I am telling them a story. Friends need each other and I love each person who has read my novels.
What are you working on next?
Actually I finished "The Manufactured President" a year ago and was in final edit when my editor who is also my front cover artist had a serious stroke. He was in final edit stage when he was found slumped on the floor. My final manuscript was in his computer - and still is. Very ill, he's in a nursing home and unable to work on his computer. I was worried about his well being and not my book at the time.
Help Wanted: Editor & Cover Artist... I may have to redo the story, and hopefully find someone that could edit for me. I was so psyched about this story line, it really invigorated me. Somehow, I will find an answer to my dilemma.
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Books

Hidden Poet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,860. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Hidden Poet is the second and latest suspense-romance novel published by author Linda Page Wickens. Brain Files was her first novel in 2011. The story starts off with Victoria Rose Charles, 39, a beautiful auburn haired divorced New Englander that responds to work with the unfortunate, and opens “Wish Upon a Star” charities in her new home of Texas. A secret code is a written in the poems.
Brain Files
Price: $2.96 USD. Words: 141,210. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
'Brain Files' is a romance story which starts off as Bridget, the main character, is relaxing by a Florida lake having a nightly glass of wine. As the sunset starts touching her skin, she starts reminiscing into her own Brain Files of former love interests, bringing her hauntingly into a regression that is being invaded telepathically by an unknown presence. What are your brain files?

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