Linda McHenry is one of those people who struggles with a dual personality: the slightly quirky side with the wild imagination and the more conservative side that prompted her to establish three insurance businesses. In her case, these incongruent characteristics opted to hold hands and play nice, enabling Linda to parlay her long and successful career in the insurance industry into that of a novelist and freelance writer. She publishes fiction under the name Linda McHenry. Her nonfiction and insurance texts are published under the name Linda Faulkner.
Linda published her first mystery novel, Second Time Around, in both print and eBook formats in January 2009. Second Time Around was promptly nominated for a 2010 EPIC Award in the Best Mystery/Fiction category. Unfortunately, the publisher passed away and the book went out of print. Linda is in the process of re-releasing the book and it should be available in both print and eBook format soon.
In addition to her fiction, Linda has also published numerous nonfiction books and publications, including magazine articles in Three Rivers Lifestyle and and a monthly column in The Weekender. Linda is a long-time member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime. She is currently working on the first in a series of romantic suspense novels.
Although she was born in the Big Apple, large cities are Linda’s least favorite place to spend time. However, she has admitted to a fondness for the Big Easy’s French Quarter. So far, her favorite place of all time is Big Sky Country, where she lived for seven years–on ten acres, in the mountains, two miles off the highway, on an unpaved private road in western Montana.
Linda lives in Massachusetts and when she’s not writing loves to spend time in her backyard gardens and hang out with her grandchildren and her pound puppies Shayna and Angus. Her pound kitty would love to join everyone in the garden but, unfortunately for him, he is relegated to the indoors, where he also serves as writing assistant. Linda’s favorite color is red … except when it’s green, and she brews tea in her coffee maker.