Linda’s first mystery, Second Time Around, was nominated for a 2010 EPIC Award in the Best Mystery/Suspense category. The novel went out of print when the publisher died and is scheduled to be republished in early 2021.

Her next book, Taking the Mystery out of Business, was originally published in 2011 and was hailed as “an arsenal of tools and resources to help managers and their businesses succeed” by the Director of Career Advancement, College of Business, at the University of Montana (Missoula). The book was updated and republished in 2020 and is available on Amazon.

Linda’s short story, Mama, was one of 25 stories chosen from more than 4,000 submissions for publication in the the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest Short, Short Story Competition compilation.


The majority of Linda’s published words have appeared in the insurance industry as insurance continuing education (CE) and pre-licensing textbooks and courses (webinar, online, and classroom).

Over the years, Linda has worked for more than a dozen different insurance CE providers that collectively published several hundred courses she developed and wrote. When Linda lived in Montana (2003-2011) she established Faulkner Education Services, which operated as an insurance CE provider in multiple states, including Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming. Linda developed and wrote the entire curriculum for Faulkner Education Services.

For more information about the work and services Linda provides within the insurance industry, click here.

Coming in 2021

Linda’s next mystery, with a working title of Death Benefits, was co-written with Herb Holeman and is slated for release in the spring.

Currently, Linda is working on two books. The first novel is near completion and begins a five-part series about the Farrell siblings. Its setting alternates between Cape Cod and the coast of southern Maine. The second book is in the very early stages of a first draft. Linda will reveal more information as the story progresses.


As a long-time member of several writer’s groups, Linda tells anyone who will listen just how supportive and generous these organizations (and their members) are.

Linda currently serves on the executive board of Sisters in Crime New England as Secretary and served as president of the New England Chapter of RWA for 4 years in the 1990s.