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Linda Jordan

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Linda Jordan writes fascinating characters, visionary worlds, and imaginative fiction. She creates both long and short fiction, serious and silly. She believes in the power of healing and transformation, and many of her stories follow those themes.

In a previous lifetime, Linda coordinated the Clarion West Writers’ Workshop as well as the Reading Series. She spent four years as Chair of the Board of Directors during Clarion West’s formative period.

She’s also worked as a travel agent, a baker, and a pond plant/fish sales person, you know, the sort of things one does as a writer.

Linda now lives in the rainy wilds of Washington state with her husband, daughter, four cats, sixteen Koi and an infinite number of slugs and snails.

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Linda Jordan Writer's block happens when I'm being too hard on myself. I think it was William Stafford who said he lowered his standards on those days. I tell the …moreWriter's block happens when I'm being too hard on myself. I think it was William Stafford who said he lowered his standards on those days. I tell the critical part of my brain to take a hike. Once I'm at the keyboard, I dive into the character and see what happens.
For me writer's block used to prevent me from getting to the computer. Once I was there it was fine. That's why routine works well for me, no matter how much I'd like to just toss it out the window.
Writing is the first thing on my calendar for the day. And it's on the calendar every day for five hours, whether I do it or not. Once I've got the writing done, I feel freer to do whatever I want. Mostly, I choose to do all the publishing stuff that's on the list, but it's optional. Writing is the required stuff to do. Makes me feel better to just do it. Put those words on the page.(less)
Linda Jordan Those awesome days when I get to sit around in my pajamas, or in my outside office, drinking tea and making things up. Those are the days when the wri…moreThose awesome days when I get to sit around in my pajamas, or in my outside office, drinking tea and making things up. Those are the days when the writing just flows and the story moves forward as it should.(less)
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Book Report! The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

This book hit so many of my reader cookies. It started off with a mystery that filled the first chapter. I won’t tell you what or how—because I hate spoilers.


Then the setting. It’s a historical fantasy, set in the French wine country. I’ve always been fascinated by wineries and the process of making wine, from the growing of grapes to the harvest. 


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Rare Blood is a book I picked up at a local author signing event. It’s a fun read that takes on contemporary vampires. There are some historical references about vampires, but for the most part the novel takes place in the here and now.
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I rarely review books. Only when one whacks me up the side of the head and my brain says “Oh my, you have everything I love in a book!”

So keep in mind that’s my criteria for an awesome book.

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