I’m delighted to welcome author Linda Weaver Clarke back to the blog to chat about her writing journey! She’s talking about several of her books today, but here’s some info on her latest release:
GENRE: Mystery / Short Story Collection
RELEASE DATE: January 29, 2021
Four Short Adventure Stories: The Evans sisters have some exciting escapades. April and Matthew put together a treasure hunt for the family, one they will never forget. When Sharlene and Faith are asked to find the thieves who have stolen some paintings from a museum, everyone is surprised who is behind the theft. With that success, the twins accept the challenge to find a missing penguin, an assignment they had not expected. Who was behind the disappearance of the small animal? The adventures don’t end there. When Devollyn, their nemesis, asks for a favor, they are shocked at his request.
Check out the rest of Linda Weaver Clarke’s books
Never too late to dream
by Linda Weaver Clarke
I believe it’s never too late to accomplish one’s dreams. Some people have a bucket list that has daring things to do or something they longed to do for years. It is never too late and you are never too old to do something you have longed to do. If you have the desire to do something, then put your heart into it and do it.
After raising six daughters and believing it is never too late to dream, I decided to go back to college. It was a scary thing to do and I don’t know why I was so worried. At the age of 50, I graduated from college with a Theatre and Arts Degree. After that, I performed for a concert series. It was unbelievably fun and enjoyable until I got reflux and lost my voice. Feeling discouraged, I didn’t know what to do with my life. But . . . when one door is closed, God opens another door for you to walk through. And that was exactly what He did for me. I was about to enter a new world that I was not familiar with.
An overwhelming interest in writing engulfed me. So I went to the library and studied every book available about writing. I wanted to write family friendly stories for all ages. So I sat down and wrote a few books until I was brave enough to send one to a publisher. At the age of 56, I became a published author and won an award for my first book, which surprised and delighted me.
After writing five historical romances, I wrote 12 cozy mysteries and then wrote three swashbuckling romances. Since I was a fan of Robin Hood, Zorro, and the Scarlet Pimpernel, it was a genre I wanted to try out. The most recent series that I just completed is a historical mystery romance series set in the 1830s. It is called A Willow Valley Historical Romance. Each romance has a mystery to solve.
For the past sixteen years, I’ve taught people how to write their biographies and autobiographies. It is important to learn about our ancestors and I wanted to help others realize how important their heritage is. Being an author has been an interesting path to travel. I enjoy learning new things that interest me.
As you know, I believe you are never too old to accomplish your dreams. So once again I decided to try something new. I have always wanted to create lovely videos for my books, so I decided to do it. I was so excited to see how each one turned out. Below is the result of just a few videos that I had created. I hope you enjoy them.
Book trailer for One Last Dance:
Book trailer for Angel’s Serenade:
Book Trailer for A Pleasant Rivalry:
Book Trailer for The Rebel Series:
Book Trailer for Mayan Intrigue: The Adventures of John and Julia Evans
As of today, I am the author of 32 books and 29 Audible audiobooks. You can order any of my books from Amazon and Audible Audiobooks at any of my websites below.
My Book Blog: https://lindaweaverclarke.wordpress.com
Audiobook Blog: https://familyfriendlyaudiobooks.wordpress.com
Cozy Mystery Blog: https://cozymysteryseries.wordpress.com
Historical Romance Blog: https://historicalromances.wordpress.com
Linda’s Website: www.lindaweaverclarke.com
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