Thursday, January 10, 2013

Featuring Linda Trout—Romantic Suspense Author Extraordinaire

Today I’m welcoming Linda Trout who writes dynamite romantic suspense stories, to tell us a little about herself and her work. Let’s start with the routine question of how you got started writing.
Linda Trout

Linda: Hi, Jackie. First, thanks for having me at Murderous Musings. I’ve always loved a good mystery and I’m a romantic at heart. I suppose that’s why I combine the two disciplines and write romantic suspense.

Even at a young age, I was fascinated with the written word. However, I didn’t take my writing seriously until later in life. Now I can’t see me doing anything else. And no matter what I try to write, there’s always an element of mystery or suspense in it.

In my previous occupation I was an accountant. So cut and dried...rather boring, actually. Guess that’s why I turned to killing people off. Well, on paper at least. LOL When I’m not creating mayhem in my stories, I’m either off riding my Harley or working in the flower beds. I live in Northeastern Oklahoma, have a wonderfully supportive husband, and all of my children are furry with four legs (2 dogs and 3 cats). Needless to say the critters rule the roost.

Jackie: Tell us about your work and the books you have available for us to buy.

Linda: My first book, GRAVE SECRETS, was recently released by The Wild Rose Press. I’m so grateful I had an editor to point out all the places where my ‘perfect work of fiction’ needed to be fixed. I have a new appreciation for all they do for authors.

Sara Adams is desperately searching for her missing baby; Morgan Daniels is trying to prove she's a murderer. Will the remains of an infant in her husband's grave prove either of them right? Or will they find there's more than one explanation?

Fate has thrown them together, but will they survive the encounter?

My latest novella, SHATTERED PROMISES in the anthology ROMANCE – THE SPICE OF LIFE, has just been released, by DIVA Press. All of the stories are romance, but each depicts a different sub-genre. My subgenre is suspense. As an extra bonus, each story includes a delicious tried and true recipe. One reason I especially love this book is that not all of the hero’s and heroine’s are in their 20’s or 30’s. Love can (and does) bloom at any stage of life.
Shattered Promises -Novella by Linda Trout

Miranda Johnson never expected to see Wade Malone again--not in this life. But after a deadly plane crash reunites them, these former lovers will need to stay two steps ahead of a kidnapper to rekindle their love and mend shattered promises.

I enjoy interacting with readers and you can find me on my website at: or reach me at

Both of my books are listed on Amazon and are available in either print or digital format.

Romance – The Spice of Life:

I loved visiting with you today and appreciate the opportunity to connect with your readers.

Linda Trout


Jackie King said...

Thanks, Linda, for being with us today. You're one of the most interesting women I know. By looking at you...tall, slender, one would ever guess you're ride a Harley! And that is so cool.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jackie. I don't know that I'm all that interesting. But then, I think most of us feel that way about ourselves.

I do enjoy riding the Harley, but can't seem to find enough time to get out on the open road. Kinda like a good mystery novel, I love lots of twists and turns to keep me guessing what will come next.

Thank you again for having me on Murderous Musings!