Linda Kay Silva


I’m more than a little crazy. You’d have to be to ride a Harley, jump from airplanes, ride a camel across the desert, or race ostriches in Africa. And yeah, I’ve done all of that and more.

I believe living a great life adds to writing great stories, and that is my goal: to bring to my readers characters you can’t forget and books you can’t put down. I’m a literature professor, but don’t let that scare you. With a full sleeve tattoo of Storm from the X-Men, it’s easy to see that the title “professor” is slightly off… as am I.

I’ll be writing here as Linda Kay Silva (the real me), offering primarily thrillers and new adult/chick-lit, but I also write supernatural/paranormal/urban fantasy under the pen name Alex Westmore, and have five different series to my name. A 5-time award-winning author, I continue to see the world in an effort to add texture and layers to my work. I am an animal rescuer, a mother of two grown women, a collector of swords, and a medievalist. I am comfortable in a tux or in shorts and a tank top, which is my typical uniform here in the desert of Palm Springs.

If you love great characters, you’ll enjoy my work.

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Kill or Be Killed
A psychological spy thriller series featuring what has been called a female Dexter.


Kill or Be Killed: Under Cover
Series: Kill or Be Killed, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,700. Language: American English. Published: November 22, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Billie MacAvoy is part Dexter, part Tony Soprano, part Kerry Matheson... but all CIA operative, a member of the seldom discussed Clandestine Ops that few know of. When one of her assets goes missing, Billie sets out on a path even darker than Clan Ops, one full of unexpected twists and turns. It isn’t enough to maintain a cover. In the world of clan ops, there is just one rule: Kill or Be Killed.

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