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Linda Carroll-Bradd

Linda Carroll-Bradd grew up in northern California as part of a five-member family but loads of people in the neighborhood thought her parents had only two daughters. Why? Because she loved to read and was usually lying on her bed instead of playing outside with the other neighborhood kids. The summer she was twelve, she read Gone With The Wind and was hooked on romantic stories. She delved into the Phyllis A. Whitney and Dorothy Eden books of her mother's and then discovered Harlequin. As a mother with young children, she would lose herself in stories of glamorous people in exotic places--so different than the day-to-day diapers and crumbly teething biscuits.

After years of working in secretarial positions, she decided to use the creative side of her brain and learn how to write one of the romances she loved reading. Easier said than done. Twelve long years and many contest finals later, and with the help of various critique groups, she received her first call and had a confession story published. She was hooked. In addition to working as a freelance editor, she writes contemporary and historical stories that are heartwarming with a touch of humor, many with a tie to her previous home of Texas.

Genres: Inspirational, Historical Romance, Romance
   Present For A Cowboy (2014) (with Lorrie Farrelly, Gail L Jenner, Sarah J McNeal and Livia J Washburn)
   Sweetwater Springs Christmas (2013) (with E Ayers, M J Fredrick, Debra Holland, Paty Jager, Jill Marie Landis, Linda McLaughlin, Trish Milburn, Bev Pettersen, Tori Scott and Cynthia Woolf)
   Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico Volume 1 (2014) (with Lorrie Farrelly, Cher'ley Grogg, Tanya Hanson, Sarah J McNeal and Shayna Matthews)
   A Cowboy Celebration (2015) (with Agnes Alexander, Julia Daniels, Lorrie Farrelly, Meg Mims, Angela Raines and Beverly Wells)
   Lariats, Letters, and Lace (2016) (with Zina Abbott, Agnes Alexander, B J Betts, Gail L Jenner, Niki Mitchell, Patti Sherry-Crews and Kaye Spencer)
   One Winter Knight (2016) (with Cynthia Breeding, Keena Kincaid, Deborah MacGillivray, Cheryl Pierson, Patti Sherry-Crews, Lindsay Townsend and Beverly Wells)
   Beneath a Prairie Sky (2019) (with Kathryn E Crawford, Cat Dubie, Stanalei Fletcher, Sue Heasley, Kathy Hendrickson, Colleen O'Connell, Gini Rifkin, Loretta C Rogers and Sharon Shipley)