The Troublesome Mr. Collins

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About the author

Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson was born in Washington, D. C. and grew up in the Maryland suburbs.   Growing up near the Nation’s Capital and in the heart of the original thirteen colonies, she has a passion for all things historical.   Her first love, at the age of five, was ballet.  For the next thirteen plus years, she ate, slept, and breathed dance classes.  Being raised on the East Coast, Linda loves the ocean!  To her, there is no more soothing sound in the world than the kiss of the surf as it reaches the sand. 

Linda became an avid reader riding the bus to junior high—15 miles each way.   Her love of all things Regency began during that time when she read her first Regency novel, The Scapegrace, by Sylvia Thorpe.  At fourteen Linda was introduced to Gone with the Wind and Pride and Prejudice, which quickly became her favorite books.  Linda reads historical novels, mysteries, and biographies almost exclusively.  It takes an extremely talented author or a really good modern JAFF plot to bring Linda’s reading out of the past.

When not engrossed in a good book, Linda loves to bake, cook, and scrapbook, though writing JAFF stories is rapidly moving to the top of the list.  Her guilty pleasure is buying bunches of tulips for her table when they are in season.

Linda currently makes her home in Denton, Texas.  She has been married to her wonderful husband, Jim, for 27 years, and has had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom for her three children, Andrew, Megan, and Katie.  

It was thoughts of returning to work or finding another source of income to help pay for her children’s college educations that encouraged Linda to begin writing.  “Writing is a dream come true!”