Life is our daily teacher. One lesson begets
another and then another.
Once-upon-a-time life kicked me off my writer's
path and led me to pursue a more practical profession.
My childhood dream of becoming a journalist was silenced.
Years later, the ficition in my head turned into words on
yellow legal pad. I wrote anywhere, any time, on my dining
room table, and on my lunch hour. No place was my sacred space.
I wrote in my car during soccer practices, under an umbrella on rain
drenched sidelines, in fast food restaurants and in chain hotels.
I wrote during championship after championship in cities and states,
from Jersey to Phoenix.
My first book was self-published after five years of juggling work, kids and day-to-day.
A flawed but beautiful story emerged onto paper and "Swan Boat Souvenir" enjoyed local acclaim and success.
I knew there was more to do, more to write and wanted my next book to be published traditionally, with the benefit of an editor and the advice of professionals. After months of writing, Belly of the Whale went from paper, to computer, to draft after draft and finally into the arms of Kunati Publishers. Released in 20008-Belly of the Whale garnered a runner-up award for best fiction of 2009 by the Connecticut Press Club. Three months later Kunati closed its doors due to the economy and my novel was OOP - out of print.
Happy ending-the summer of 2012 has brought renewed life to this heartpounding story and it will be published by Imajin Publishing as an EBook by the end of the year under the new title of: HUDSON CATALINA. Look for it to download on your IPad or Kindle.
Room of Tears is Linda's current manuscript. What's the new story about? The election of North America's first pope in the year 2060, has its roots in a promise, a predicition and the collapse of the South Tower. Fictionally written forty years after 9/11, the tragedy serves as a backdrop for the story of the firefighting O'Connor family.
My children are grown. My passion to write remains a constant. Each book I complete is dedicated to the magic of believing in my dream...never give up.