Linda’s inspiration comes from her favorite authors and life itself. Her women’s fiction highlights characters peeling away outer layers of life to discover the heart of their dreams with some unexpected twists and turns along the way. Her writing integrates humor found in everyday situations, as well as touching moments that make readers connect with her characters.
What genres do you like to read? – Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mainstream Fiction, and Contemporary.
Do you have a favorite book or movie? – Choosing a favorite book is like choosing a favorite child. Some of the titles that have stuck with me are Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, The Paris Wife by Paula McClain, Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen, The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, The Story of Authur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
What is your primary or favorite genre to write? – Women’s Fiction.
Do you have other genres you write for? – Contemporary. I’ve written a few children’s books but haven’t published any of those titles yet.
Which project is your favorite so far? Why? – Maggie’s Way, my debut novel is probably my favorite. I’d been writing for a long time as a hobby. Then, in 2013, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and publishing a book was on my bucket list. That was the year, I wrote Maggie’s story and introduced her to the world.
How long have you been writing? What does your path look like? – I’ve been writing since I was a child. In elementary school, our district had a writing contest every year. It was my favorite time of year! Most of my friends and I would write our books, illustrate them, display them in the library, and teachers would review them.
One year, I won my school contest. My mom took me to a fancy dinner with the other winners from neighboring elementary schools. I didn’t win the grand prize, but I was good with that. Sitting at a long decked out table was reward enough for me along with meeting other students who wrote books. An evening never to be forgotten and an introduction to delicious twice-baked potatoes. I continued writing throughout my schooling even if homework didn’t require it. While my college friends cringed at the thought of a Blue Book test, I secretly cheered. I filled notebooks, continued to work on my art for illustrations, and made homemade books for myself.
Where is your favorite place to write? What kind of atmosphere do you need? Quiet, music, coffee, wine? Any tricks to get in the zone? – I usually write in my office. I prefer quiet but sometimes play music. My rescue dog, Maisey, snoozes on her bed and keeps me company and accountable.
What do you do for fun when you’re not writing? – Paint with watercolors and acrylics, and draw. I love art. You can also find me cooking, baking, reading, and daydreaming about places to travel.
Facebook author/business page: https://www.facebook.com/LBradleyAuthor/
Amazon author page (for authors): https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Bradley/e/B00JUIS2FS
Sometimes it takes a hit to make us realize what we want – what is important to us. I was in my 60s when I felt like I should put these stories down and 70s when I finally sent anything in to a publisher. So glad I did. Linda’s story should inspire all of us.
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