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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 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 new-adult novel The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon, an action-adventure novel is receiving 5-Star reviews! Com ...more

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 My travel memoir Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales receives glowing reviews from readers. In the year of the virus armchair travel is a fun way to get around the planet without any risk. Many of us are tired from reading so much online. So,I decided it was time to get my book into audio format. 

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I looked forward to curling up with this book. So much fun to revisit Kauai and see it through the eyes of a local. I lived there when there were only 35,000 people and few “no trespassing” signs. In this rendering there are 70,000 locals finding it ...more
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This is a well written memoir from a mature woman of means. I enjoyed staying at digs in Paris, London, Milan, Florence, Venice and Rome. She tours major cultural sites and a few out of the way places. I had to check the date of publication which is ...more
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If you love a fast paced mystery with engaging, but rather questionable characters, you will love this book. Sasscerhill does a fine job inserting unexpected plot twists that keep you guessing. I enjoyed this romp through Tinker Town with Quinn O’Nei ...more
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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.
Jennifer


Vanessa Hi Linda!

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

Vanessa


message 3: by Dee

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

Have a good day

Dee


message 2: by viki

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


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


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