About Me

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Hi! I’m Linda Fletcher, women’s fiction and sweet romance writer.

Cliff’s Notes Linda for those in a hurry: Writer. Knowledge-seeker. Enthusiastic reader. Child of the Television Age. Staunch defender of the semi-colon and the Oxford comma. Lover of TV sci-fi, hot TV cops, and old-fashioned TV cowboys. True believer in happily ever after.

War and Peace Linda for those with time to kill: I live in the Detroit, Michigan area, where I was born more years ago than I care to own up to (in my head I’m still in my early thirties, so we’ll leave it at that).

I’m the oldest of six kids, so I’m a little on the bossy side—as my brothers and sisters (and probably even my mom and dad) would no doubt be happy to tell you. My husband and I have no kids of our own, but my poor oppressed siblings have given me a number of nephews, nieces, and grand-nieces, who I love to bits.

In my day job I’m a marketing writer/editor at a company that makes software for tax and accounting professionals. I’m a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, as well as the Romance Writers of America (including the Mid-Michigan, Greater Detroit, Contemporary Romance, and Romantic Women’s Fiction chapters).

I have two Oakland University Writing Excellence Awards, two New England Writer’s Network (NEWN) Humor Contest wins, and an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest Writing competition to my credit. Most of those were for personal essays. One of the essays and a poem were published in the NEWN magazine.

I don’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a writer. My mom used to tell me and my sister Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Twilight Zone stories instead of fairy tales, so I learned the value of good storytelling at a very young age. As a result, I started writing perfectly awful My Favorite Martian, Dark Shadows, Star Trek, Big Valley, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea fan fiction pretty much as soon as I was old enough to hold a pen. Luckily, I’ve come a ways in my writing skills since those days.

I have a deep, abiding, and bordeline-obsessive love for New York City and the movie You’ve Got Mail (which I can almost recite verbatim if pressed). I also love Walt Disney World, and hot men (TV law enforcement officers are a particular weakness <cough> Danny Pino and Colin Ferguson <cough>).

L and L 1I also have a very patient husband, Larry aka Mr. Bud (a nickname bestowed upon him by my sister in honor of Larry ‘Bud’ Melman). He just shakes his head and smiles tolerantly over my crushes, because he knows he’ll always be my biggest and bestest crush. Plus I don’t rag on him over his love for Emily Blunt and Erica Durance.

I write both women’s fiction and romance because I love to write about strong women, family dynamics, and romantic relationships between men and women who are grown-up, maybe a little bit damaged, and yet still hopeful they can take on the world together.

And that’s what I hope to bring to readers in all the books I have inside just waiting to hit the page (Lord willing and the creek don’t rise. You know, I’ve always wanted to use that saying. My life is now complete).