Linda Ulleseit


Linda Ulleseit was born and raised in Saratoga, California, and has taught elementary school in San Jose since 1996. She enjoys cooking, cross-stitching, reading, and spending time with her family. Her favorite subject is writing, and her students get a lot of practice scribbling stories, essays, and reports. Someday Linda hopes to see books written by former students alongside hers in bookstores.

Her first novel, ON A WING AND A DARE, published in May, 2012, is a Young Adult fantasy set in medieval Wales, complete with flying horses, a love triangle, and treachery. Its sequel, IN THE WINDS OF DANGER, was published in 2013. It follows a different set of characters as they come to terms with their past in order to plan their future.

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Wings Over Tremeirchson
Price: Free! Words: 30,060. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As Neste prepares the beautiful winged horse Llawen for the Aerial Games, the rest of the team struggles with Hoel, the team leader, and Adam, the weakest rider. Even though she is betrothed to Hoel, Neste's sense of honor pushes her to encourage Adam. Then tragedy strikes and Neste's world falls apart. Can she rebuild her life alone?
Under the Almond Trees
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,600. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Under the Almond Trees is the novelized account of three ordinary women who lived extraordinary lives in early California. One learns independence when she is widowed and must lead men. Another desires a career in a man’s field. The third wants only a traditional family—until her husband refuses to pay for their daughter’s college education. Their legacy resounds beyond family.
Under a Wild and Darkening Sky
Series: Flying Horse Books, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ralf and his sister, Alyna, move with their parents to Tremerichson, a village high in the medieval Welsh mountains. The town is home to the flying horses that compete in the Aerial Games. Ayna jumps right into barn life, making her first real friend. Ralf falls in with a rebel crowd and seeks to destroy his sister's new life.
In the Winds of Danger
Series: Flying Horse Books, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
The flying horses survived both the illness that claimed most of the herd and the greed that caused it, but can they survive the political intrigue and power hungry nobles that threaten them now? Readers will meet new characters and uncover new mysteries, while still being surrounded by the enchanting herd of flying horses they came to love in the first book, ON A WING AND A DARE.
On a Wing and a Dare
Series: Flying Horse Books, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Flying's what comes after the wizards, after the vampires, after the Games. In Tremeirchson, a barn leader’s children are expected to follow their parents into the sky. Neither Emma nor Davyd, however, want to follow that tradition. Winged horses suddenly start dying. Shocked, the adults hesitate, mired in tradition and politics. Is it a disease or poison? Accidental or purposeful?

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  • Finding Sara on June 01, 2013

    Wonderful book! The characters are unique and endearing. Sara's problems torment the reader, too, and you root for her from page one until the end. Read this book!