After selling her first book to Harlequin Superromance,
Linda Warren's life hasn't been the same. It's fun,
exciting and she never has enough time, but she enjoys
She grew up in a small farming community called Smetana
outside of Bryan, Texas. Writing was never in her plans.
She enjoyed it and even won an essay contest in high
school. Her English teacher said if she could get her
grammar and emotion on the same level that she could be a
good writer. Linda didn't pay much attention to her words
because she had always planned to be a nurse.
In college her life took an unexpected turn. She was
diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and had to drop out of
school because of the pain. Nothing in life had prepared
her for this, but luckily she had a wonderful man waiting
for her (her high school sweetheart and own personal hero).
With his love and support she learned to deal with a
crippling disease at an early age.
With a lot of time on her hands, Linda took art classes and
began to paint. To her surprise her paintings started to
sell and win awards. This kept her busy for a number of
years. Then the turpentine and fume from the oils began to
irritate her eyes. The doctor suggested that she put the
paints away for a while or try watercolor or acrylics, but
she wasn't sure what she wanted to do.
Linda had always loved to read and when she had to be in
the hospital, friends and family would bring her books.
That's how she discovered the wonderful world of Harlequin.
No matter how bad she was feeling, she could lose herself
in a Harlequin novel, knowing that whatever trials the
heroine had to go through there was always hope, always a
Her family was pressuring her to start painting again, but
secretly she was thinking of trying her hand at writing.
The only credentials she had for such an insane idea was
years of reading and sheer determination. She didn't do
anything about the idea until her dad gave her a push. His
reasoning was that she had read so many books that it
should be a snap. She began by writing long hand in a
tablet-testing her skills. Her husband then bought her a
computer and she had no choice. She had to write in
After a lot of hard work, tears, perseverance . . . and
more patience than she ever thought she possessed, Linda's
finally doing something she loves - writing. And those
happy endings? She writes them now and hope they touch
someone who needs a lift, a smile, or just a good feeling
day. No matter what, Linda believes, there is a happy
ending - you just have to find it.
Linda loves hearing from readers. You can write to her at
P.O. Box 5182, Bryan, TX 77805