Linda Rawlins

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Linda Rawlins

Author of Misty Manor, Misty Point, Misty Winter, Sacred Gold, Fatal Breach, The Bench

As a child, I loved to read, whenever and whatever I could get my hands on. I started to write my own "Nancy Drew" type mystery in fifth grade. As a student, I studied Biology in Vermont, Sciences and Literature in college and eventually became a physician. I enjoy writing mysteries that contain medical and light spiritual content. Either way, a good murder mystery is always fun.

Three years have passed since Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey Shore as Megan Stanford returns to her childhood home to find her elderly grandmother and the family Grand Victorian home in a state of shocking neglect. As the town threatens to sue to ensure
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Linda Rawlins Keep writing - every day. Continue reading, writing and then editing. It takes years to become a brain surgeon and writing is similar. Join a writer's…moreKeep writing - every day. Continue reading, writing and then editing. It takes years to become a brain surgeon and writing is similar. Join a writer's group, attend public readings. Go to a writer's conference and connect with other writers. Don't start editing until after you've written a complete first draft. Fine wine, scotch and cheese take time to flavor and so does writing. Don't get discouraged, just keep writing!(less)
Linda Rawlins I'm currently working on a new mystery that takes place in New Jersey. My new book is not part of the Rocky Meadow Series, but characters can visit…moreI'm currently working on a new mystery that takes place in New Jersey. My new book is not part of the Rocky Meadow Series, but characters can visit from time to time. (less)
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Believe it or not, Spring is just around the corner. I want to share some of my schedule with you for appearances and book signings. Come and chat with me about books! More dates and venues will follow as soon as they are confirmed!

March 6, 2019 – Roseland Public Library Book Signing, 7pm

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“If you have the woman you love, what more do you need? Well, besides an alibi for the time of her husband’s murder.
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Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

Isaac Asimov
“A number of years ago, when I was a freshly-appointed instructor, I met, for the first time, a certain eminent historian of science. At the time I could only regard him with tolerant condescension.

I was sorry of the man who, it seemed to me, was forced to hover about the edges of science. He was compelled to shiver endlessly in the outskirts, getting only feeble warmth from the distant sun of science- in-progress; while I, just beginning my research, was bathed in the heady liquid heat up at the very center of the glow.

In a lifetime of being wrong at many a point, I was never more wrong. It was I, not he, who was wandering in the periphery. It was he, not I, who lived in the blaze.

I had fallen victim to the fallacy of the 'growing edge;' the belief that only the very frontier of scientific advance counted; that everything that had been left behind by that advance was faded and dead.

But is that true? Because a tree in spring buds and comes greenly into leaf, are those leaves therefore the tree? If the newborn twigs and their leaves were all that existed, they would form a vague halo of green suspended in mid-air, but surely that is not the tree. The leaves, by themselves, are no more than trivial fluttering decoration. It is the trunk and limbs that give the tree its grandeur and the leaves themselves their meaning.

There is not a discovery in science, however revolutionary, however sparkling with insight, that does not arise out of what went before. 'If I have seen further than other men,' said Isaac Newton, 'it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.”
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They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged--though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.”
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Love like you'll never be hurt,
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Martha Perez Nice meeting you Linda :)
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Beth Hi Linda,
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Sophia Thanks for friending me, Linda!


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Linda Rawlins Happy to connect!


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Rick Barnett Thank you, Linda, for the gift of your friendship.

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Jenny Hi Linda! Thanks for finding me here. Feels like a smaller world when Twitter (or FB) meets GoodReads :) Take care, Jenny


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