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Linda Ballou

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Born
in Oakland, California, The United States
June 23

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A love triangle of extremes has proven to be a solid base for my writing. From my roots in Alaska I receive strength, solitude, centeredness and respect for the awful power of nature. In Hawaii I found nurturing, a spiritual awakening, sensuality, peace and my heroine for my historical fiction, Wai-nani-A Voice from Old Hawaii. In proud California I obtained a degree in English Literature from Northridge University and a doctorate in urban savvy. I continue to enjoy opportunities here for intellectual stimulation, exciting contacts and friends. It makes a great base for exploits that I share in my travel collection Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales. My newest book The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon, an action-adventure novel is receiv ...more

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Writing provides continuity in my life and added purpose to my adventures. It is my creative avenue where the flower of my imagination is allowed to blossom. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction when readers tell me that they love my work.(less)
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Hi Nicholas, I actually purchased your book on kindle, but have not had time to finish it..when I do I will try post a rating on goodreads. Linda

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 In The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon Gemcie determines to ride solo on the John Muir Trail in an attempt to sort out the confusion in her life.  While trying to capture the ethereal beauty of the John Muir Wilderness, I hoped to capture the imaginations of those who have not been privileged to ride or hike in the fragile beauty of the high country.

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This collection of travel stories from well-traveled women with impressive credentials provides a unique perspectives on the travel experience. Each author shares aspects of travel that has changed them. The focus is not so much on the places they vi ...more
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" Flattered that you enjoyed riding with Gemcie. I am a great admirer of your fast-paced mystery series. Thank you, Linda Ballou "
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"Linda Ballou knows her horses! Her accurate and authentic descriptions of the high dollar show world were very enjoyable and engrossing. Her vivid description of the sights, smells, flora and fauna of the high Sierras took me back to my nineteenth..." Read more of this review »
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Like all of Lynda Sasscer Hill’s stories Flamingo Road is set in the dark underbelly of the horse-racing world. I stopped going to the track when I saw a horse break its leg in half from the stress of being run too hard before bones were formed. Sick ...more
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The “classic country” dialogue in this light mystery made me smile on more than one occasion. The cast of colorful characters at the Brassbottom Barn from Tulip with “Store Bought tits” and Va-va-voluptuos Victoria’s botox enriched lips”, Flaming Fre ...more
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Any parent with a young person contemplating entering the horse world should have them read this book. It prepares them for the responsibilities that lie ahead. It also teaches them what to look for in a horse, in a stable and in the barn owner. Hors ...more
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message 1: by Maria

Maria Dear Linda,

It would be my honor to be as your friend.
Thanks for adding me.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Cheers,
Maria


message 2: by viki

viki thanks for the friend invite,Linda....^0^


message 3: by Dee

Dee Dearest Linda...thank you for adding me as your friend :)

Have a good day

Dee


Vanessa Hi Linda!

Thank you for you friendship. I am looking forward to discussing great literature with you!

Vanessa


Jennifer Thompson Linda,
Thanks for adding me as a friend! It's always interesting to me to learn what others are reading and what they think and recommend. Looking forward to yours. If you get the chance, I'd love it if you visited my blog at http://jenniferthompsonbooks.blogspot... where I have revealed the book trailer for my new novel, THE SCENT OF A SOUL, soon to come out. Thanks for your support, I hope to see you there. Have a great one, and good luck with your writing endeavors.
Jennifer


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Beth Hi Linda,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads author!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Maureen Mullis Hi Linda, thank you for inviting a fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescription, In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!


Stacey is Sassy Hey Linda, thanks for the friend invite. See you around :-) ♥


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