Linda’s Blog

Of novels, characters, and misbehaving pants

Writing doesn’t work the way everyone thinks it does. At least, it doesn’t work that way for me. Most people probably imagine that writing a book goes something like this: You come up with an idea for a storyline and a couple of characters. Then you begin to plot the...

Living the Central Coast Dream

My love of Cambria has evolved over the years. First, I adored it from afar. Then, I flirted with it during the occasional weekend or vacation visit. I pledged my devotion to it when I wrote my first books, and then when my husband and I bought a vacation house here....

A Few Words About a Few Choice Words

The reviews for all of my books—starting with Moonstone Beach and continuing right up to The Promise of Lightning—have been overwhelmingly positive. I continue to be touched by the generosity of everyone who chose to leave a review, and by the kind things you’ve...

Sneak peek: The Promise of Lightning

The Promise of Lightning, Book 2 in the Delaneys of Cambria series, is heading to Amazon and other book retailers in the next couple of weeks. I can't wait to bring it to you, so in the meantime, here's a look at the first chapter. I hope you enjoy Drew and Megan's...

Book 3 is Live!

Very big news in the world of Linda Seed! Book 3 in the Main Street Merchants series, Nearly Wild, is live on Amazon. Only the e-book version is available right now, but the print edition is coming later this month. This one is Rose's story. From the back cover:Rose...

Love at the Library

If you're in the Southern California area, please join me for what promises to be a really great event. Love at the Library, presented by the Romance Writers of America San Diego chapter, will offer workshops, a movie screening, and me, signing copies of Moonstone...

A Roundup of Main Street Merchants News

Here's a quick rundown of what's going on with the Main Street Merchants:•  The e-book version of Moonstone Beach is available at a reduced price at Amazon until Friday at 8 a.m. Get it for only 99 cents. If you haven't started the series yet, this is a great time to...

My Creative Process (or, A Day in My Life)

At my last book signing event, the readers I met expressed an interest in learning more about my process: how I do what I do, and what a day in my life looks like.I’d like to tell you that I have a picturesque writer’s garret filled with gorgeously decaying antiques,...

Love on the Central Coast

I had a wonderful few days up in Cambria, visiting with some readers, signing books, making stops at bookstores and libraries, and generally enjoying the Central Coast.Cambria resident Jennifer Smith graciously welcomed me into her home, where I had the opportunity to...

Self-Publishing? Oh, the Horror!

My publishing houseWhile perusing Facebook, I recently came across a blog by Ros Barber titled “For me, traditional publishing means poverty. But self-publish? No way.” In the blog, Barber goes into the various reasons she will continue with traditional publishing...

Help Me Plan a Main Street Merchants Wedding!

One of my Main Street Merchants couples is getting married in Book 3—though I'm not telling you who it is, because spoilers suck. Book 3 is still in the works, and so are the wedding plans. To make this an occasion to remember, I'm doing what any other amateur wedding...

Q&A With Author Shannyn Schroeder

One of the things I’d like to do on this blog is introduce you to authors I think you’ll enjoy. Shannyn Schroeder is the author of The O’Learys series of contemporary romances, the Hot and Nerdy series of new adult romance novellas, and the upcoming For Your Love...

Book 2 Outtake: The Chapter That Might Have Been

After the first draft of Like That Endless Cambria Sky, I was faced with the fact that the book was too long, at almost 90,000 words. That kind of length is great for a historical romance, a fantasy epic, or a literary masterpiece. But for contemporary romance, 90,000...

My Process: Doodling for Fun and (Eventual) Profit

A page of notes, random thoughts, and doodles for Book 3 of the Main Street Merchants series.If you've ever wondered about my process—which you probably haven't, because, let's face it, it's hard to imagine someone sitting around and pondering Linda Seed's...

Ten Tips from Darynda Jones

Last week I attended a meeting of the San Diego Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, where I met some warm and welcoming women (and one man) who I’m sure will be a wealth of information for me as I learn more about the craft, and the business, of romance...

Book 2 Now Available on Kindle

If you've been patiently waiting for Book 2 in the Main Street Merchants series, it's now available for Kindle. Read it for free on Kindle Unlimited, or you can buy the e-book for $3.99 at Amazon. Here's the blurb for Like That Endless Cambria Sky:Genevieve Porter was...

It’s Not Just at Amazon Anymore

Remember when I told you that Moonstone Beach was going to be available at an actual, honest-to-God store? Well, here it is:This is the book display at the Linn's Home Style gift shop in Cambria, California. This is very exciting for me. I've been dropping in at...

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