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  • Linda Griffin

About Me :
I was born and raised in San Diego, California and earned a BA in English from San Diego State University and an MLS from UCLA. I began my career as a reference and collection development librarian in the Art and Music Section of the San Diego Public Library and then transferred to the Literature and Languages Section, where I had the pleasure of managing the Central Library’s Fiction collection. Although I also enjoy reading biography, memoir, and history, fiction remains my first love. In addition to the three R’s—reading, writing, and research—I enjoy Scrabble, movies, and travel.

My earliest ambition was to be a “book maker” and I wrote my first story, “Judy and the Fairies,” with a plot stolen from a comic book, at the age of six. I broke into print in college with a story in the San Diego State University literary journal, The Phoenix, but most of my magazine publications came after I left the library to spend more time on my writing.

My stories have been published in numerous journals, including Eclectica, Thema, Orbis, The Binnacle, and The Nassau Review. and in the anthologies Short Story America, Vol. 2, The Captive and the Dead, and Australia Burns. Four romantic suspense novels, Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking, (2021), Guilty Knowledge (2020), The Rebound Effect (2019), and Seventeen Days (2018) are available for order from the Wild Rose Press.