Linda Kozar

Biography

Linda Kozar is the co-author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Hardcover/eBook, Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009), Misfortune Cookies and Just Desserts (“When The Fat Ladies Sing” cozy mystery series, Print, Barbour Publishing 2008), and Strands of Fate (Hardcover/eBook, Creative Woman Mysteries 2012). Her cozy mystery series again published and expanded as ebooks at Spyglass Lane Mysteries, MacGregor Literary from 2012-2014, and in September of 2014 Linda indie-published and the continues the series: Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, Dead As A Doornail, That Wasn't Chicken, and Felony Fruitcake. Her latest foray into indie publishing, produced Food Baby (contemporary women’s 2015), Alligator Pear, (gothic historical romance, 2013), Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation, (a nonfiction anthology 2013), and Doomsday Devotions (an end times devotional 2014). Linda is an active member of Cozy Mystery Magazine, which publishes an annual Christmas anthology of its contributing authors, A Cup of Cozy (Short Mysteries and Holiday Recipes, 2013) and A Cup of Cozy 2 (Short Mysteries and Holiday Recipes 2014). Her speculative fiction story, Aperture, will release in an anthology book titled Out of the Storm (HopeSprings Books 2015), the proceeds of which will be donated to the ACFW Scholarship Fund. In 2003, she co-founded, co-directed, and later served as Southwest Texas Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild. She received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as president of Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas ACFW chapter for three years and continues on the board. In addition to writing, Linda has served as Lead Host of the Gate Beautiful Radio Show, on the Red River Radio Network/BlogTalk Radio since 2010. She and her husband Michael, married for over 25 years, have two lovely daughters, Katie and Lauren and a Rat Terrier princess named Patches.

Member of: CAN (Christian Authors Network), RWA (Romance Writers of American), NHRWA (North Houston Romance Writers of America), ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas Chapter of ACFW, Toastmasters (Area 56) The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX.

Linda’s Website: http://www.lindakozar.com
Gate Beautiful Radio Show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/search?q=gate-beautiful
Babes With A Beatitude: http://www.babeswithabeatitude.blogspot.com
Bookish Desires: http://bookishdesires.blogspot.com
Cozy Mystery Magazine: http://cozymysterymagazine.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindaKozar
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/linda.kozar
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lindakozar/boards/
LinkedIn: http://tinyurl.com/m8vspxu

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Although I started writing in first grade, the first story that stands out to me is one I wrote in second grade about living inside a daffodil with an impatient bumblebee friend.
What is your writing process?
When I started writing for traditional publishers, I was a seat-of-the-pants writer, definitely not a plotter. Since then I've combined the two and the process works quite well for me. This process is particularly useful when writing historicals. There is a great deal of information to disseminate, process and weave into a storyline without coming across as an information dump. Plotting is the pattern I set in place to make all these elements work together.
Read more of this interview.

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Books

Misfortune Cookies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,350. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
A most unlikely pair of detectives, best friends Lovita and Sue Jan, “Comb” the countryside with style, sarcasm, and lots of Szechwan. This tale is like good take-out food–definitely worth bringing home.
Dead As A Doornail
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
"When The Fat Ladies Sing" cozy mystery series, Book 3--All the girls have to do is nail the killer, find the missing money, save their beauty shop, and rescue the little town of Wachita before Lovita walks down the aisle. Can two big bodaciously beautiful women do it? Piece of cake.
A Cup of Cozy
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Price: Free! Words: 37,490. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Short Christmas mysteries and holiday recipes by the authors of Cozy Mystery Magazine blog.

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