SPEAKER: Linda is a member of AWSA, and is available to speak to your organization, at your conference, or as part of a workshop.
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AGENT: Linda is a an agent with Hartline Literary Agency. She would love to represent that next great American novel! She will look at nonfiction, but she LOVES FICTION--historic, suspense, romance or all of the above.

AUTHOR: Linda writes romance in all categories, but what is her fave? Suspense, and not only suspense, but SUSPENSE SEALED WITH A KISS

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I, for one, would never want to pack heat, walk the street,
and find myself face to face with a mugger just salivating
over the last two bucks in my wallet.
(and believe me, that's on a good day right after getting paid)
I would, however, love the opportunity of facing the same
criminal element if I were the character,
Super Chick!
She's not afraid to face the bad guys.
She seeks them out, corners them, dares them
to cross her path. And when she's done,
she dashes home, puts on a spot of makeup,
(she's ravishing by the way)
and is ready to be Super Cool, soccer mom
of three--a talented cook and bottle washer.
She's triumphed over evil in the world one more time.
No one's the wiser.
Is she afraid?
Well, there was that one time
when the baby had projectile vomiting.
Really scary stuff!!!
At its best, this is suspense in the safety of your home:
crashing down doors of hardened criminals,
walking in dark alleys, alone, with hundred-dollar bills
hanging out of your pockets, maybe ripping a child from
the grasp of a would-be kidnapper disguised as a clown.
(did I mention God blessed me with a quirky imagination?)
All on the pages of a book.
Just waiting for you to plunk down your money,
rush home, and wait to see where the suspense will take you.
Join me each week for a walk through
Suspense Tweaked with a Kiss!
Interviews, q and a's, and tips for
the romantic suspense writer's soul.


  1. Very nice job, welcome to the blogisphere

  2. I love this. Love your pic too.

  3. Yay! Nice blog, nice pic, awesome post! Welcome to cyberspace! :-)
    Karla Akins

  4. Cyberspace hmmm? I feel like I should have triangular shoulders made of sparkling silver and blue material. Cy-ber-mur-der-space. Hmm...
    He saw her exit the building. He lifted the ray gun and aimed it directly under her left shoulder. She turned and saw the weapon. She gasped just as the retort . . . maybe another time...

  5. Well done, Linda! I love your introductory post, and your voice comes through so well. I'm going to enjoy visiting here I can see. Congrats on a great start!

  6. Oooh, I love this idea for your blog! It's going to be awesome. :-) Great first post!

  7. This is a great post, I can't wait to see what this evolves into...

  8. Thanks so much for linking us to this post. Wonderful job!

  9. Welcome to blogging! Jessica sent me over:)

  10. So happy that Jessica sent me on over to visit your new blog. Welcome to the wild and crazy world of blogging! So many wonderful friends, giggles, recipes, "how-tos" and more.

    Look forward to getting to know you better.

  11. Looks like you're off to a great start. Can't wait to read more! :O)

  12. Thanks everybody. You're more than welcome. Now, can somebody tell me how to unsubscribe to my own blog. While following one of y'all, I apparently followed my own. A bit narcissistic, wouldn't you say????

  13. Wow! I can actually do more than turn this computer off and on. I actually unsubscribed to myself. What a feat! Gold star on my calendar for the day.

  14. Linda how exciting is this! You're over 10 followers with only one post :) I think we need to celebrate - you pick & I'll make. Decadent chocolate cake, chocolate croissant (ok, I'll buy those), vanilla bean biscotti or we can open a box of chocolates ... but don't take too long, I'm starting to get the jitters ... I need some chocolate :)

  15. I'm with Steena, chocolate is most definitely needed.
    Maybe some Godiva truffles? Some cheesecake?

  16. Steena, you just said the magic word. Chocolate! Do you know how hard that is to stick to when you're not eating carbs? But I have found ways. Yes indeed. And Jess, chocolate and cheesecake should always be in the same breath. How about the decadent chocolate dessert in Denver? Okay, thanks guys, now I've gained 5# just talking about it.

  17. Hi Linda,

    I love your blog...having known and loved your quirky humor since I was 2, I'm glad the cyberworld has the same opportunity.


  18. You're a hoot, major Jen. Glad you can join us!

  19. Hey...enjoyed reading your post :)

    "And when she's done, she dashes home, puts on a spot of makeup,(she's ravishing by the way)
    and is ready to be Super Cool..." was the high point of the post for me :)