Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thank you, Red Hat Readers

Many thanks to Missoula's Red Hat Readers. A terrifc bunch of ladies with a wonderful book club. (Great food, too!)
  • Judy
  • Edine
  • Nancy
  • Sandy
  • Ruby
  • Ann
  • Dorothy

Monday, April 27, 2009

Local Radio Appearance - Wednesday, May 6th

Many thanks to Robert Chace, Program Director at The Trail, 103.3 FM, for arranging my interview on his show at 7:45am on Wednesday, May 8th.

We'll be giving away two signed copies of Second Time Around on the show, so be sure to listen in!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

LAMB by Christopher Moore

A friend gave me this book for my birthday earlier in the week and I just finished reading it. Can't remember laughing so hard or so often during a book. Neither can I remember having finished a book with such a sure knowledge that I must re-read it because I had to have missed some important stuff.

Nobody's perfect...Well there was this one guy, but we killed him.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Right here, right now, in this moment, I'm very much appreciating all the writers and people who have helped me market myself. I've just discovered my name, my work, kind comments, and links to my website and/or blogs in a bunch of places I never expected.

So, at the risk of overlooking someone who's got my name plastered somewhere I don't yet realize, thank you to: Elizabeth Eagan-Cox, Darden North, M.D., Barbara Theroux, Denny Griffin, Ed Azzopardi, David Baumstark, and Jim Cuprisin.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another Website for Writers

I recently discovered this web site after re-visiting the site of Darden North, author of medical thrillers and past interviewee on my Author Exchange Blog.

Since setting up an account, I've had numerous visitors to the excerpt of Second Time Around and a number of my published magazine articles.

Here's the web site if you want to check it out: http://www.authorsden.com/. Of course, don't forget to check my page out on the site!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me

Thanks for all the kind wishes (and lunches and dinners) from my friends and family.

As far as I'm concerned, getting older's the way to go!

-- Linda

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Just got a Twitter account to see what all the fuss is about. See my link on this blog.

Author Interviews

I believe it is important for writers to band together to help each other professionally--which is why I'm a member of half a dozen writer's groups.

I also believe it's important for us to help market each other. We can do this in a number of ways:
  1. Posting links to other authors' sites on our web sites and blogs
  2. Talking other writers up
  3. Hosting blogs, hosting radio shows and other media events, writing magazine and newspaper articles, posting to blogs, etc.
I host the Author Exchange Blog, where I interview published authors each week. I don't focus on any particular genre and have past interviewees who write mystery, true crime, historical romance, medical thrillers, romantic suspense, etc.
Check out my Author Exchange Blog if you want to help market other writers OR if you're just looking to find another good book: Author Exchange Blog.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Just received word from Barbara, owner of Fact & Fiction Books in Missoula (220 N. Higgins Ave.), that she received her shipment of Second Time Around and the book is on the shelves and in the front store display!

Am teaching all day tomorrow and Friday but plan to hop over there one evening or Saturday, at the latest.

How terrific that Missoula can buy STA locally??? Thanks, Barbara!

We'll be doing a Book Reading & Signing at Fact & Fiction Books on Friday, May 8th, from 7pm - 8:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I've been keeping track of Second Time Around's ranking on both Fictionwise and Amazon since it was released during the last week of January. Here's the scoop:
  • It's currently in spot #3 for all titles by ePress-online, my publisher. It debuted dead last (which every book does), then jumped to spot #2 - where it sat for several weeks. Other than one week where it returned to dead last, it's been bouncing back and forth between #2 and #6.
  • It's currently ranked at 804,465. It was 802,000-something 5 minutes ago and has bounced back and forth between 32,000-something and 1,400,000-something.

If you liked Second Time Around - post your review on Fictionwise and Amazon, OR recommend it to a friend, OR visit me at my book signing on Friday, May 8th at Fact & Fiction Books in Missoula.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Book Signing & Reading Scheduled for May 8th

I've scheduled a book signing and reading for Second Time Around at Fact and Fiction Books, 220 North Higgins Ave., Missoula on Friday, May 8th, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Please join us!

Check back for more upcoming events.