Welcome back to my Mystery Thriller Week Author Spotlight series. Today I’m pleased to welcome another fellow horse lover to my blog–Author Linda Kane!
Linda L. Kane MA in Education, PPS, School Psychologist, and Learning Disability Specialist, is the author of The Black Madonna, Witch Number is Which, Icelandia, Katterina Ballerina, Cowboy Jack and Buddy Save Santa, and Chilled to the Bones, 2017 release date, Clyde: Lost and Now Found, and Bottoms Up, A Daisy Murphy Mystery. She lives with her husband and three dogs and six horses.
And here’s her newest release,Chilled to the Bones, a young adult historical mystery set in Setauket, New York.
Hi Linda! When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer?
I grew up in a very poor area where violence was common place. For me, writing and drawing was a means of escape. So, I guess, always.
If you could spend the day with any character from your novel, who would it be? Why?
Dealer, she’s a good kid, with a great heart who wants to help her father with his problems and save their home. I would want to know what makes her so strong, so resilient in the face of so much tragedy.
Is writing your full-time job? If not, what else do you do?
I am retired now and my full time job is writing and painting. My artwork has been at an art museum and is at a gallery in Pacific Grove, Ca.
What are your hobbies outside of writing?
My hobby and my love are my dogs and horses. I have four American Saddlebreds, one hackney pony, and one quarter horse. I compete nationally and my horse, Into the Cosmos is a national champion. I have three Australian shepherds that are smarter than I am and I have to work to keep up with them.
What are you working on now?
Actually I am working on a children’s story about a mini pony that was abandoned (true story), in an orchard. Our barn adopted Clyde. He was skinny, he had a broken jaw, a little timid, you should see him now. Love and food heal quite a bit. I’m finishing up the editing for the first of a series of murder mystery books titled, Bottoms Up, A Daisy Murphy Mystery. I’m also working on a historical book regarding a man who people thought was the answer to their problems but found out to late that he was a monster, and the young people who stood against at the cost of their own lives. I am also working on a sequel to The Black Madonna and Chilled to The Bones.
Thank you for inviting me to your blog, it’s been a pleasure and I’ve enjoyed your amazing questions.
You’re welcome, Linda. It has been fun getting to know more about you and your books!
Thanks for reading…Please stay tuned for my next MTW Author Spotlight with thriller author Christina Hoag!