Linda Acaster

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Welcome to my Goodreads author page. My published work includes nine novels, novellas and non-fiction titles, plus 70+ short stories in genres as diverse as women’s, horror, crime, literary, fantasy and SF, and even a Western.

My latest is 'Pilgrims of the Pool' Book 3 in the 'Torc of Moonlight trilogy of time-spanning thrillers set in northern England following the resurrection of a Celtic water deity.

I live in Yorkshire, England, within a stone's throw of the sea, and the places I write about.




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Linda Acaster My most recent book - a novella in ebook only formats - is "The Paintings". It came about via a fast email exchange with an artist I know. I was…moreMy most recent book - a novella in ebook only formats - is "The Paintings". It came about via a fast email exchange with an artist I know. I was keying in a flippant response and halfway through a sentence the archetypal lightbulb lit in my brain.(less)
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The Marmion Tower

Following on from the last post on medieval Markenfield Hall with its Tudor gatehouse, this time I’m a few miles north to focus on an earlier gatehouse, the enigma that is the Marmion Tower in West Tanfield, Ripon.

Built and remodelled between 1350 and 1400, it stands tight between the drop to the River Ure and the wall of the village's church of St Nicholas, which may, or Read more of this blog post »
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Excellent read. I came across hero Beobrand via a later-written short and was much impressed. Neither was I disappointed with #1 in the series. Beobrand is no superhero, a young man of foibles and haunted by his past, he's determined to learn fast an ...more
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Linda Acaster Zoë wrote: "Hi Linda. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?"

Much slower than I want it to at the moment. Too many claims on my concentration with other projects. After hassles with multiple publishers and an agent I went indie when the ebook market opened, but its been a big learning curve. There again, what isn't?

People keep asking how much of me there in in Charlie Fox and vice versa. I used to claim it was all made up but they didn't believe me anyway so now I just say it's entirely autobiographical :)

Oh please, tell me about it! Do these people have no imagination? At least you *look* as if you could carry off yours, unlike me - LOL!

Have a good weekend.

Linda


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Zoë Sharp Hi Linda. Thanks so much for Friending me here. How's the writing going with you?


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Linda Acaster Sangria3 wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Linda! :D"

You're welcome!


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