Nice to meet you! I’m Linda.

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. My earliest memories are of trips to Galveston Beach and Austin. Though I’ve lived away longer than I lived there, I’m still a proud daughter of the Lone Star State. Once a Texan, always a Texan!

According to my mother, when I was five, she found me engrossed in a huge bound copy of Bullfinch’s Mythology. I understood enough to be able to relate the stories within to her with drama and flair. Fantasy as a genre became a lifelong love, one I fully embrace, both in reading and writing. Mama swore until the day she died that, when I was reading, only my body was left behind while my mind flew swift in other worlds far, far away. My children have the same complaint today, but they don’t phrase it quite so lyrically!

Growing up I discovered that I was good at a lot of things, but, be it singing, cooking, photography or abnormal psychology (my major in college), I never felt I was great at any of them. Writing was different. Sometimes, I would think Darn! that’s good stuff! Yet at the end of the day, insecurity would rear it’s ugly head and I would be back to doubting. Sasha gets that from me! (teehee)

Like most of my family, I’m a bit of a geekoid. I game, love watching anime and K-dramas, and listen to everything from international music to home grown pop and rock.. As you might expect, I also read… a lot.

I’ve written a great many stories — even had some small success with poetry and short stories, but Seven Lamps is the first undertaking of this size that I have completed. I’m excited and proud to share it with y’all, and I hope you enjoy following the Riversong family’s adventures.

Our heroine lives in a small town south of Columbia, SC, as I do. I have five fascinating children, two precious grandchildren and, while I am surrounded by a menagerie, only one of them is mine. That would be my rescue kitty, Mister Ree. He was a palm-sized, injured, wet thing in a freezing Dollar General parking lot. He’s come a long way.

Come to think of it, so have I!

Mister Ree isn’t so tiny anymore.