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Linda Ballou

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

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!

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

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

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.

Vanessa Hi Linda!

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


message 3: by Dee

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

Have a good day


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

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Maria Dear Linda,

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

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


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