Linda Hall spent the early years of her writing career as a journalist and freelance writer. She also worked in the field of adult literacy and wrote curriculum materials for adults reading at basic reading levels. In 1990 Linda decided to do something she'd always dreamed of doing, she began working on her first novel. The book she wrote, The Josiah Files was published in 1992.
Since that time she's written eighteen more mystery and suspense novels.
Most of her novels have something to do with the sea. Linda grew up in New Jersey where her love of the ocean was born. When she was a little girl Linda remembers sitting on the shore and watching the waves and contemplating what was beyond. She could do that for hours.
Linda has roots in two countries. In 1971, she married a Canadian who loves the water just as much as she does. They moved to Canada and have lived there ever since. One of the things they enjoy is sailing. In the summer they basically move aboard their 34' sailboat aptly named - Mystery.
Both Linda's husband Rik and Linda have achieved the rank of Senior Navigator, the highest rank possible in CPS. The U.S. sister organization is the U.S.P.S. Linda's Senior Navigator diploma hangs proudly on her office wall. What this all means is that she knows how to use a sextant and can 'theoretically' find her way home by looking at the stars.
Rik and Linda have two grown children and five wonderful grandchildren.
What the F*ck is a Christian Anyway?
on May 23, 2011
Very interesting. Postmodern for sure, relevant, yes, gonna piss some people off - probably not, those people wouldn't even read it. And it they did, they would be so busy being appalled at her using the F word to notice themselves ignoring those in need around them. Good on ya! (Rik - not Linda)
Tooth for Tooth
on Sep. 11, 2011
Kimberley Payne has done an admirable job of portraying a single mother's navigation through the difficult maze of doctors and social workers when she suspects that her baby daughter has been abused. She writes about this difficult subject with depth and grace.
Shattered, Western Romantic Suspense
on Sep. 30, 2011
A great erotic romance with plenty of suspense to keep the reader guessing until the end. Very well done. Kate Kelly is an author to watch!
on Nov. 03, 2011
The Bestseller is a bloody good read. As was once said, "... the writing was great. It really flowed. I couldn't put it down. It was if you were dragging me through the story by the scruff of my neck."
Well done, Mr. Leather!
What She Doesn't Know
on Feb. 09, 2012
I was intrigued by this novel from the beginning. Romantic suspense novels featuring a 'treasure hunt' are few and far between. Perhaps that's because there so difficult to get right. Well, Lina does get this one 'right.' Full of intrigue, secret societies and secret passageways, I found this book hard to put down. Recommended!