Perhaps every novel contains biographical elements. We suffer the slings and arrows of life, collect insights and forebodings from childhood, fall in love, marry, sometimes divorce, have children, work, and play. All of which becomes a bundle of notions, ideals, contradictions, sorrows, and knowledge that feeds into how open or slanted we view the world. I believe, in some way, that these momentous events, even when not consciously remembered, affect our character. Fiction is not real life, but real life made up—the emotions are still there, the lessons still learned.
Podcasts: Listen to a recent podcast on KRCB Radio, where I read a piece I wrote that is published in the anthology Sonoma: Stories of a People and its Region.
Redwood Writers: Redwood Writers public meetings are 2nd Sunday of month
Held at Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa, CA, 2:30-4:30.
Professional speaker from writing industry.
Click here for the Redwood Writer’s website and info on contests and workshops.
Award: In July 2013, I was honored by the Redwood Branch of the California Writers Club in being chosen as their recipient of the prestigious Jack London Award, given for outstanding service to the association. I served as President from 2009-12 and have loved every minute of it, getting to know many new friends and being part of “writers helping writers.”
Short Stories: Linda’s short stories and memoirs are published in over twelve anthologies.
Freelance Articles: Linda’s freelance articles can be seen online at Sonoma Discoveries Magazine.