Linda Castle and Linda Lea Castle are both pen-names of Linda L. Crockett. Being a mix of hard boiled business person and soft-fuzzy romantic, it was inevitable that Linda would eventually turn her hand at writing a romance. Add to the fact that as a child she read Jack London and the dictionary and viola! -- A writer is born. Linda began her first book in 1992 and it was sold in 1993. She devours history and loves putting in obscure little-known facts into her novels. She likes the American west but is an unabashed Anglophile. Research trips to England, Scotland and Wales are the big pay-off for the long, hard hours of writing, Linda says. That careful attention to research evidently pleases readers because many write and share their thoughts on books and characters they have grown to love. Linda loves to get feedback and welcomes email and/or snailmail.