Linda Howard





Linda Howard

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born
in Alabama, The United States
August 03, 1950

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influences
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell


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Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America and in 2005 Howard was awarded their Career Achievement Award.

Linda Howard lives in Gadsden, Alabama with her husband, Gary F. Howington, and two golden retrievers. She has three grown stepchildren and three grandchildren.


Average rating: 3.91 · 282,635 ratings · 12,719 reviews · 142 distinct works · Similar authors
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“Do you want to know why men name their penis? So the most important decisions in their life aren't made by a stranger.”
Linda Howard, After the Night

“Is it time for your period, or something?"

With unerring instinct, he'd found a great big red button, and pushed it. Wyatt fights to win, which means he fights dirty. I understand the concept because that's how I fight, too, but understanding it didn't stop me from reacting. I could practically feel my blood bubbling with steam. "What?"

He turned around, all controlled aggression, and damned if he didn't push the button again. "What is it about having a period that makes women so bitchy?"

... It was an effort, but I said as sweetly as possible, "It isn't that we're bitchier, it's that having a period makes us feel all tired and achy, so we have less tolerance for all the bullshit we normally SUFFER IN SILENCE." By the time the sentence ended the sweetness was long gone, my jaw was clenched, and I think my eyes were bugging out.

Wyatt took a step back, belatedly looking alarmed.”
Linda Howard, Drop Dead Gorgeous

“She should have remembered her past experiences in the relationship wars and not let herself get so excited. Evidently her hormones had overruled her common sense and she had become drunk on ovarian wine, the most potent, sanity- destroying substance in the universe.”
Linda Howard, Mr. Perfect

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  45 votes, 21.2%

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  44 votes, 20.8%

Judith Mcnaught
 
  38 votes, 17.9%

Johanna Lindsey
 
  25 votes, 11.8%

Linda Howard
 
  24 votes, 11.3%

Sandra Brown
 
  14 votes, 6.6%

Diana Palmer
 
  11 votes, 5.2%

Eloisa James
 
  8 votes, 3.8%

Penny Jordan
 
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