The best–selling author of more than thirty–five contemporary novels, Linda Conrad has lived in a lot of different places but still feels like a small town girl at heart. Born in Rio and raised in Miami, it was moving to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas that captured her heart and changed her forever. She claims it will take decades to tell all the stories she saved up from those years spent in Texas.
Linda's sensual characters and passionate stories have brought her numerous awards and superlative reviews. Over the years her workshops and articles have helped other writers learn new skills and techniques.
Her books have been honored as winners of many romance industry awards: Reader's Choice Award, Write Touch Readers Award, Holt Medallion Award of Merit, Romantic Time Reviewers' Choice, the Maggie Award and the first Florida Romance Writers Lifetime Achievement Award. Her first novel came out in 2002, since then she has been published in more than twenty languages and sold in over twenty–five countries.
A jack–of–all–trades Linda held many positions, including as a stockbroker and certified financial planner, before beginning her writing career. She credits her mother, a story–loving descendent of Irish immigrants, for giving her a passion for books and stories.
Now a full time writer, Linda lives and works near the Florida Keys with her husband and one very spoiled dog named KiKi. She reads and boats and gardens and shops! When not writing.
Linda says "I love hearing from readers and try to answer every comment or question I receive at her website . I like sharing and send out news tidbits and hold contests with a periodic newsletter so if you'd like to sign up, you can do so on my website.
"I also share too many of my thoughts with followers on Facebook. Want to see photos of KiKi? Stop by and "like" my page.