Linda Ballou




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Linda Ballou

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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 released May 2010. My newest book The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon to be released in ...more


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Linda Ballou People who have writer's block are people who don't have anything to say. My problem is finding enough time to get to all the stories I want to share.…morePeople who have writer's block are people who don't have anything to say. My problem is finding enough time to get to all the stories I want to share.(less)
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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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The bond between humans and horses is as old as time. The Greeks envisioned the Centaur--half man-half horse— with both species melding into one. In my “New adult” novel, The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon , Gemcie strives to achieve balance and harmony with her horses movements in her reach for the perfect ride.I am offering a $25. Amazon voucher and a copy of Cowgirl to the best photo illust... Read more of this blog post »
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"Wai-nani is written with so many beautiful poetic descriptions of people and scenes. Linda wrote it so magically that I felt like I was actually swimming with Eku, the dolphin and Wai-nani. I liked learning about the historical account of the anci..." Read more of this review »
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Maria Dear Linda,

It would be my honor to be as your friend.
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Maria


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


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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!


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