An International Banker by trade and a romance writer by desire.
Being a fan of spirituality, I like to infuse my stories with spiritual magic. I believe it’s possible we have all been here before. We have lived, loved, and learned from our experiences, and we keep it all with us when we return.
Before settling in Northern California, I lived in five states, on two islands, and on a farm. My travels have taken me to Guam, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, England, Scotland, too many countries in Europe to list and several states in the US.
Besides my love of reading and writing romance, I also enjoy zydeco dancing, classic rock and best of all, Pink Flamingos. I have a rather large collection of the fun pink birds.
I believe in life, love and the pursuit of romance and am living happily ever after with my soul-mate in Northern California.
“My life is magical, I am truly blessed.”
Q & A with Tricia Linden.
When and why did you begin writing? I have always been a big romance reader and suddenly in 2007 I got this urge to write the story I wanted to read. Audacious, yes, but I didn’t know that at the time, the bliss of ignorance. I started to write the story just to please myself, I didn’t expect to pursue publishing, but then one thing led to another and I couldn’t stop (the characters wouldn’t let me). In about a year I had a completed novel. It wasn’t ready for publication and there was a LOT I had to learn, but I eventually got the book published and I was hooked. I love this journey as a writer.
Who would be most interested in the books you write? I’ve always written the books I want to read, so I’d say, me – and any other romance readers who like a little magic with their spirituality (i.e. paranormal time-travel and reincarnation) without too much sex. I’d rate the level of sex in my books as medium. Yes – the characters in my books have sex, and I think they do it well, but that’s not all they do.
All of your books have a paranormal element to them. What draws you to “the other side?” I’ve been interested in spirituality for a long time and was looking for ways to include spiritual elements in my romance stories without being heavy handed or preachy. I use magic, time-travel, and reincarnation to represent all the ways spirituality can show up in our lives. Who hasn’t experienced meeting just the right person, finding just the right book, or hearing just the right song at just the right time? The universe has grand designs and I like to look at how these grand designs might play out in people’s lives, at least in my own mind.
What one piece of advice would you give to beginning writers? Believe in yourself. And make sure your writing is the best it can be before you hit the publish button. Go over it a dozen or two dozen times and then have at least two of your best, hard-core reading buddy’s do a beta read of it and get their feedback. Trust yourself, but get second opinions. You don’t have to do everything they suggest, but it really does help. And then, at the end, continue to believe in yourself