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HIDDEN published February 2020

Linda's ninth novel, HIDDEN was published in February 2020 and became another Kindle #1 bestseller in Gothic Fiction.


Amazon's Lake Union imprint re-published THE TRYSTING TREE as THE MEMORY TREE in August 2019. The ebook made #1 in many Amazon categories. The book is available in print, audio and ebook formats.


Linda's eighth novel, THE TRYSTING TREE was published in 2016. There are two threads to this dramatic family story - one set in 1914 and the other set in 2014.


Linda's seventh novel, CAULDSTANE, a bestselling gothic romance in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Mary Stewart was published in 2014.


"Talking to my imaginary friends: a writer's life" was the title of a talk Linda gave at Scone Library in Perthshire as part of Book Week Scotland 2013.


Linda appeared at the FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL, June 15th-16th 2013. She presented REACHING YOUR READERS, a talk about indie-publishing. She also appeared with novelist Rosy Thornton talking about "A Sense of Place" in fiction.


Lyn Baines at I PREFER READING book blog chose THE GLASS GUARDIAN as one of her Top Ten Books of 2012. "The most all-consuming reading experience I had this year. I read it virtually in one sitting, just wonderful."


Linda was one of four artists interviewed in CREATIVE MINDS, a 25 min. podcast about mental health & creativity made for the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 2012.


THE MEMORY TREE, UNTYING THE KNOT, HOUSE OF SILENCE and CAULDSTANE have all been honoured by the Book Readers Appreciation Group (BRAG). A panel of readers selects the best indie books which are then awarded a BRAG Medallion.

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree


Linda's sixth novel, a supernatural love story called THE GLASS GUARDIAN was published in June 2012.


HOUSE OF SILENCE was selected by Amazon UK as one of its Top Ten BEST OF 2011 in the Indie Author category. It was also chosen as one of their Books of the Year by book bloggers CORNFLOWER BOOKS and RANDOM JOTTINGS OF A BOOK & OPERA LOVER.

 

THE MEMORY TREE
(previously published as
THE TRYSTING TREE)

Linda was invited to become the CELEBRATE SCIENCE Author in Residence for 2011 at Durham University "with the aim of encouraging greater creative dialogue between scientists and fiction writers." She blogged throughout 2011 at CELEBRATING SCIENCE


Linda's fourth novel, HOUSE OF SILENCE, a country house mystery, was published in 2011. It quickly became a Kindle bestseller.


Linda contributed to a feature on "Haunted Scotland" in the January 2011 issue of SCOTTISH FIELD magazine.


STAR GAZING topped WOMAN'S WEEKLY's reader poll for Favourite Romantic Novel 1960-2010. Katie Fforde presented Linda with a trophy at a champagne breakfast organised by the Romantic Novelists' Association.


STAR GAZING was short-listed for the UK's first environmental book award, the Robin Jenkins Literary Award, promoting writing inspired by Scotland's landscape. Shortlisted authors were invited to an event at the Edinburgh Book Festival and Linda blogged about it on the book blog Rhapsodyinbooks


STAR GAZING was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2009, presented by the Romantic Novelists' Association.  

 

EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY
Published in 2005, this was
the first of three covers.

STAR GAZING, Linda's third novel was published by Piatkus in 2008.


Linda was invited to appear at the first national Mental Health Arts Film and Media Festival held in Glasgow in 2007. She appeared at Glasgow Women's Library talking about her first novel, EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY.


EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY was runner-up for the PURE PASSION award. North West Libraries chose EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY as one of 20 books on their "PURE PASSION - Recommended Reads" booklist, promoting the best of romantic fiction.


Linda's first novel, EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY was published in 2005. It was shortlisted for the 2006 Waverton Good Read Award, given by the readers of Waverton village in Cheshire to the best first novel by a UK author.