Linda Govik

Biography

Linda Govik is Swedish, born and bred. She grew up in what could be described as a ghetto to Gothenburg, but survived it fairly unscathed (in those days, bomb threats to the school meant a day off, and wasn't really a big thing), and when she met her husband, they moved further up north to a small coastal town, where she now resides, a stone's throw from the sea.

Cats, coffee and exercise is what sustains her (but unfortunately so does food, which is why the effects of all this exercise still doesn't make her look like Tinkerbell... but she's also (fortunately) old enough not to care), and, needless to say, she also loves writing. And reading, any genre.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I'm definitely not into planning and plotting. I love to write and see where the story takes me - the twists and turns are part of the journey (so in a way, when I write, I'm just as much the reader, who wants to be surprised by the story). The process is rather nonlinear as well. For the sequel to Legacy - Secrecy - I'm finding that it's been easier to write the major, pivotal scenes first, and in these, the dialogues. I will then go back and fill out what's needed.

I don't think I can work in any other way, but admittedly, it probably creates more work than a stricter approach would.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I can remember is The Witches by Roald Dahl. It made a huge impact on me - due to this book, I decided to learn how to read, and how to read fast. And yes, it probably sparked my interest in writing good stories too. I love the characters in Dahl's books, and the awesome stories!
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Where to find Linda Govik online

Series

The Legacy Chronicles
The Legacy Chronicles focuses on the families of two English brothers in Regency England, who stands in the center of a power struggle over a heritage.
Legacy
Price: Free!
Secrets
Price: $0.99 USD.

Books

Secrets
Series: The Legacy Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,080. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Resuming where the first book left off, Lyndon ventures back to Ireland on a mission, where he is confronted with details about the brutal attack on his family years back. In the search for the truth, he's led onto unexpected paths, of which one leads to a revelation that will change his life, and another crosses the life of his sister-in-law, Lady Emily, who is in desperate need of his help.
Heart Full of Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,030. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When her name gets smeared by a scandal, Darcy Clarke trades her luxury life in Beverly Hills for a country life in Scotland and her luxury apartment for a run-down castle. As she meets its handsome owner Aidan McAllister, question is if she's willing to trade a hurting heart for one that believes in love - and if Aidan is willing to do the same, when he finds out who she is.
Legacy
Series: The Legacy Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 120,590. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Emily Bradley's past is linked to the selfish nobleman Lord Charles Stanford. When he forces her into marriage for the sake of his legacy, she is expected to forget her dreams and wishes, and subdue to his demands. As the chance to break free finally appears, it involves an alliance with the enemy. Knowing it might cost her everything, Emily sets out on the journey of her life...