Linda Vigen Phillips

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Linda Vigen Phillips was born and raised in pristine southeast Oregon. She left after graduating from U of O but Oregon never left her. She says, "There is a deep-down reservoir in my soul that holds the sound of lake wind whistling through tall Ponderosas, sun glancing off of Cascade Range peaks, the semi-arid wind carrying sage and juniper scent....more renewable resources than any writer could ever need."

Linda finds passion in creating realistic fiction told in verse, to offer hope to teens and their families who face mental or physical health challenges. Her debut novel, Crazy, depicts the struggles of a teenage girl in the1960’s coming to terms with her mother’s bipolar disorder. It earned numerous accolades, including Foreword Review
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Thanks for the kind words about Crazy. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I am almost finished with the first draft of the next book, but I…more
Hi Kathryn,

Thanks for the kind words about Crazy. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I am almost finished with the first draft of the next book, but I don't have a contract for it yet, so I'm not exactly sure when it will come out. Stay tuned to my website (lindavigenphillips.com) for more information!

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Crazy

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imagesI appreciated being chosen a 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist last week and being included on Aimee Jodoin’s blog Foreword Reviews along with four other books that she declared “offer hope to teens who suffer from mental illness.”  It is one of many perks that have made these past eight months so special.


This journey with Crazy has been life changing for me. I can’t tell you how he...

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“But there is one cool thing
about having a weirdo mother.
She works so hard at remembering
where she left herself
she doesn’t have time
to work on me.”
Linda Vigen Phillips, Crazy

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Kathryn Not even half way through my advanced copy of Crazy and I am absolutely hooked! I am loving it!!


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