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Linda McDonald

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Linda McDonald's first novel, CRIMES OF REDEMPTION, was awarded the 2013 Oklahoma Book of the Year in Fiction by the Center for the Book. She has also written COLD, IN THE LION'S MOUTH and HERE COMES THE NIGHT, all available as e-books on Amazon. Coming soon - a new mystery set in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma, DEATH IN COMANCHE COUNTY.

Linda grew up on the western plains of Oklahoma and holds Master's degrees in Theater from Kansas University and in Creative Writing from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she also taught for many years. Her plays have been produced in Oklahoma City, Dallas, Northampton, MA, and New York City. She still acts and directs with regional theaters.

She has also written over a dozen screenplays which hav
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In the Lion's Mouth

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Here Comes the Night

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Cold

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When darkly lit films first came into being, it was because the people shooting horror or crime stories were underfinanced. Not enough lights were available. The lighting designer cleverly used the few instruments s/he had to light only one side of the face, leaving the other half in mysterious shadow. Kudos to creativity. They not only scared the viewers (their intent), but made it look intent... Read more of this blog post »
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