Saturday, January 23, 2010

Beginning To Write

I have begun to write my first novel. Well, that's not exactly true. I actually have about 17 in various stages. This one, however, will be the first one published and I'm very excited about it. I hope you will follow along with me on the journey through the writing process, publishing, book marketing...all of it. The book is titled A Marriage of Necessity and you may preview the cover and read a sample on the Preview Page of my author website (

While you're there you might notice I have a couple more books out there. My first book, Time Out On A Roller Coaster, is a collection of fun and light short stories that I wrote with my dear friend Patrick Sipperly. It was my first-born as far as published books goes and I will share some of the ups and downs of that process as well.

How Sadie Learned To SMILE is my first children's book, illustrated by friend and awesome author Christina Janzen. Chris and I have another children's book in the works called Pistachio (he's a snowman). It's a lighthearted story of finding a way to keep those we love near and dear to our hearts.

Okay! Think that's enough for my first post to give you an idea of what I'll be doing here. I hope you'll either leave comments or email me ( to let me know a bit about you!


  1. This is AWESOME Aunt Linda!! I am in awe of all you've accomplished!

  2. this is pretty nifty girl! Am not sure I am ambitious enough to do more than one blog! And yes, blogging paragraphs are very frustrating. I like using the italics. It makes it look rather professional. Will keep an eye on this as time goes on. And when I write a paper I outline or use a brainstorm process (helps to know where my paper is supposed to go). When I write I ususally scrawl in a notebook double spaced so I can scratch, scribble, and squish my thoughts in. When I get it typed, I am still changing it and even when I think it is done, there is generally a word or two that I see needs edited. Which is prolly why nothing is ever finished, I keep thinking the baby is never ready to leave home yet!

  3. VERY cool Linda! Love the blog! We are following your journey anyway, but now others can as well. Good luck with all of it, and send me some new chapters to read! :-)

  4. Congratulations my baby. You've come a long way but this is just the beginning, I am sure. I think this blog thing is kinda neat. Up till now I have avoided them. Love and keep up the good work.

  5. Linda, you have an energy and momentum going that is inspiring! Your blog is fun to read to find out what you are up to! There is so much for you ahead, as well as keeping up with your 4 kids! Good luck!! Jan Watt