Linda Lee Rathbun


I am a dual citizen of the United States and Australia. I recently returned to the States after many years in Australia with my husband, Steve. Steve is a photographer, and together, we have had over 200 articles published in magazines worldwide. We have also had four 4WD touring guides to Australia published by Universal Publishers.

Natural Wanders in Australia is a travel memoir based on a tour we did in 2000. For the photo album of this memoir, and for more information about my travel writing, please visit my website at www.lindaleerathbuncom-.

Tjuringa was my first suspense novel; it was born from my travels in Australia's Outback, and from my strong attraction to Australia's Aboriginal people.

When traveling, I love to find wonderful settings for my novels, such as Lamington National Park where my romance novel, Emerald Destiny is set, Lord Howe Island where Magic Surrender is set, and Melbourne where A Twist of Fate is set. Romances are fun to write since this genre is such a contrast to travel writing where so much nitty gritty information is required.

I hope my writing expresses my love of nature in general, and of Australia in particular.

Thank you.

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A Twist of Fate
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,690. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A woman at peace with herself feels suddenly war-torn when a new man walks into her life. A man seeking help finds relief when she becomes a part of his life. They each have a battle with their past, and when they find their paths were intertwined by tragedy before they even met, it seems everything stands in their way. Will a twist of fate bring them together, or keep them apart for all time?
Magic Surrender
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,580. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A woman who has travelled the world in search of happiness, returns to her childhood home on Lord Howe Island to find her happiness was always there...with one thing missing. A man who has never known happiness, finds a glimmer of it on Lord Howe Island, but knows not how to surrender to it. Will Lord Howe cast its magic spell on these two restless souls, or will true love be lost to them forever?
Emerald Destiny
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,140. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
A woman alone in the world struggles to find her way as an artist. A man with all the gifts of the world struggles to find a love that is true. An inescapable passion develops between them, but can she overcome the painful lessons of her past to let love into her life? Only destiny, an emerald destiny, can say.
Natural Wanders in Australia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 132,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A nature-loving travel writer and her photographer/husband run away from their home in Florida to spend a year wandering in Australia. Wander with them as they travel to the more remote areas of the Land Down Under discovering its many natural wonders.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 89,520. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A Tjuringa, a magical Aboriginal artifact is stolen from a sacred site. A deadly chase through a remote desert will become a more meaningful search for identity. Tjuringa, follow it into the heart of Australia.

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  • Power of Positivity on Sep. 05, 2011

    Anyone who has struggled with mental health issues, and anyone who wonders how they can achieve positive thinking in their life, will no doubt benefit from this book. The author shares his lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder, and offers ways to manage the disorder with medication and with the Power of Positivity. In this book, Fred Von Gunten has opened up his heart and life for all to learn from. It is only when experience is passed on that it becomes a learning tool, and in this case, also a positive force for everyone's life. I highly commend this book to all. Linda Lee Rathbun