She was blessed to have served in the Air Force during the Vietnam era at a time when it wasn’t the politically correct thing for a woman to do. After that, she taught self-defense and karate as well as soccer. Okay, so make it a quadruple-A personality. Now, her greatest thrill, other than a contract of her own, is matching clients with publishing houses and hearing their voices when they get “THE CALL”. In other words, she wears so many hats, she should have been invited to “the” royal wedding.
Linda, it’s great to have you at Novel PASTimes today. Could you share with us some of the surprises you’ve encountered along the road to publishing?
That the inspirational market is VERY full of folks who want to help a new author. It never ceases to amaze me.
This is such a fun story. Five years ago, my cousin Patty who loves mail order bride stories, ask me to write one about a girl in a train derailment who can’t remember who she is. Well…it was difficult to get the vision for the story. So we brainstormed whenever we were together, then we included my other cousin Kathy in some more brainstorming sessions and I finally got the vision. So it’s been a fun way to put together a story by picking their imaginative brains. Probably the most fun I’ve had writing one.
Here’s the problem. I’m being asked by folks to make up my mind about my brand. But I feel like so many genres so little time. I love them all. I do love the 1880s, but then again, I love WWII. And what’s wrong with an occasional contemporary romance? Shucks, so difficult to decide.
You’ve had some contemporary novellas published. What drew you to writing historical novels?
More tomorrow from author and agent, Linda Glaz. She is generously giving away her two most recently published books: Miss Fishfly, a contemporary romance in ebook format and The Substitute Bride, a historical romance paperback. U.S. readers qualify to win either book. Winners outside the U.S. are eligible to win the ebook only.
Here’s your Novel PASTimes’ question of the week to answer for the drawing:
The Substitute Bride is about an old-fashioned mail order bride. They couple would have become acquainted through writing letters, which sounds rather romantic. What do you think would be the most romantic way for a character to meet a future husband and why?
To be entered in this week’s drawings, please do the following:
1) Answer the question.
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