The founder and editor of scratch, her award-winning short stories and essays can be found in Skirt! Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily Post, Dana Literary Society, New Works Review, Byline, The Duck & Herring Company Pocket Field Guide, venuszine, zygote in my coffee, BigCityLit, oculartravel, espressofiction, Divine Caroline, NPR’s I Believe, Europe From a Backpack, The Signature Series, Golden Short Stories, O’Georgia! A Collection of Georgia’s Newest and Most Promising Writers, Big Water, Moronic Ox, Weird Year and soon to be in the Web de Sol anthology as a finalist in the Robert Olen Butler Fiction Contest.
Linda attended the Southampton Writer’s Workshop on a full scholarship where she studied under Amy Hempel, and was recently accepted to the Key West Literary Seminar, where she worked with Mary Morris. She has short works and essays debuting this spring and will continue encouraging other writers through her work with Write By The Water, a series of writing retreats held in the states and abroad.
Her e-book, Simple Intent, a legal thriller novella based on a true story from 1970′s Philadelphia, is sold internationally and continues to receive rave reviews.
Her first novel, Not Waving, Drowning can be found wherever books are sold. A sweeping generational novel set in the south that revolves around three women- one of them is the mysterious, heroic Waving Girl of Savannah- this book explores how love can’t be judged, the past can’t be rewritten, and not everyone can be saved.
Agented by Josh Getzler of Hannigan, Salky, Getzler, she’s completed Grand Theft Cargo, a mystery featuring Jojo Boudreaux, a sassy, tenacious trucker with the mouth of a sailor and the heart… of a truck driver, and is working on book two in the series.
Additional projects currently being shopped include Linda’s venture into non-fiction for the first time:a photo essay book on the modern truck driver, in a collaboration with photographer Avital Aronowitz, and her contemporary novel, 3 Women Walk into a Bar, a detective story with an Internet twist, that introduces Bill Tedesco, PI: a former exotic dancer and karaoke star.