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Lynda Sandoval (aka Lynda Sue Cooper) is a former police officer-turned fiction writer. She lives in Denver with the world's coolest Cairn Terrier, Smidgey (who is immortal — he might even be a wizard!).
Lynda writes women's fiction for HarperCollins Rayo; romance for Silhouette Special Edition; romantic suspense for Silhouette Intimate Moments; and young adult novels for Simon & Schuster. She has also written for award-winning books for Kensington Bouquet and Pinnacle Encanto, and her popular nonfiction text published by Gryphon Books for Writers, True Blue: An Insider's Guide to Street Cops — For Writers, is still selling strong. In her spare time (HA!), she works as an emergency medical dispatcher for the fire department.
Lynda's books have won awards such as the 2000 Rising Star, the 2002 Golden Quill, and the 2002 Beacon — all sponsored by regional chapters of Romance Writers of America. She was also a finalist in the 2002 Booksellers Best, and a two-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist prior to selling. In October 2000, Lynda was profiled in People en Español, the Spanish language version of People Magazine, and in August 2002, The Sunday Denver Post book section ran a profile of Lynda which led directly to her first sale with HarperCollins Rayo. (Thanks, DP!) In 2004, Lynda was featured in both Writer’s Digest magazine and Romantic Times BOOKCLUB.
When Lynda is procrastinating, she loves to quilt, hike, garden, make jewelry, bid obsessively on eBay, and read everything she can get her hands on!
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