Give us a bit of your background (where are you from, your family, traveling adventures)

I am a born and bred California girl. I have an amazing family who have always been very supportive.

Most writers are readers. What are some of the books you have on your nightstand and/or on your “must read” list?

My favorite authors are Anne Rice and J.R.R. Tolkien. I feel that people should also try to read the classics too. Like Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Dickens.

What is your favorite genre to write? 

I love to write any genre of fiction and fantasy. I believe in magic and the fantastic and I wan to make others believe it too—at least while they are reading.

What is your favorite genre to read? 

I enjoy reading all genres of fiction as well.

What got you started on your writing journey? 

Since I was a little girl, I wanted to write stories. Before I was old enough to write, I told stories. I remember telling friends and family that I would grow up one day to write stories. It was when one of my favorite writers was featured in the magazine and I knew that someday, a top article on my book would appear in the national dailies. That is one dream that I have always clinged to!

Why do you choose to write clean/sweet romance? Do you write steamy romance as well? 

I feel that romance doesn’t need to be steamy to reach people. I prefer the sweeter side of romance as that’s who I am.

What other things do you have planned with your writing for the next year or so? 

I plan to write a sequel to In Gray and focus on a couple other reworks of older books.

How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing? 

I don’t self insert but my characters do seem to take on some personality traits of the people in my life. My own experiences do find their way into my books.

Where do your ideas come from?

My ideas come from all over but my biggest inspiration is a dream I call Adam. I have been dreaming of him as long as I can remember. I think I have found him somewhere in my husband. He has always been my muse.

Please share about your book

My book, In Gray focuses on the life of Daisy Carmichael. Daisy’s life is forever changed after a devastating car crash. Nobody remembers the boy who pulled her from the wreckage; the boy who saved her life. She believed she was crazy. That is, until the dreams started. The dreams that force Daisy into a role she never asked for.

If you could sum your main character into five words, what would they be? 

Stubborn, outspoken, brave, loving, artistic
Do you have a favorite character you have written so far?

I love all my characters but I feel a certain connection with Kristoff, the brother of the hero.

SMT: The Rebels of Cordovia

The Revels of Cordovia Linda Weaver ClarkeHistorical Fiction

Centuries after the legendary Robin Hood, a group of men and women find themselves fighting for the same cause: for their rights, for freedom of speech, and equality. Robin’s Rebels realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the people survive this oppression. In the small country of Cordovia, small groups of rebels begin springing up, but its Robin’s Rebels who get the attention of the king.

In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?