More About the Author
Linda J. Alexander grew up with the 'seventies entertainment scene, fascinated by people on TV and in the movies, as well as characters in those romance novels she couldn't put down. After doing the hustle, watching "The Mod Squad," and listening to the Monkees and Herman's Hermits on her Duster's car radio, eventually she interviewed and wrote about some of those people ... entertainers who'd earlier engaged her imagination. She also discovered a fascination for Hollywood's Golden Era when romance was romantic, stories had serious plot--and the political world worked much the same as it does today.
Linda now entertains others with her writing. The most recent of 6 published books is A MAVERICK LIFE: THE JACK KELLY STORY, out in November 2012. This is the biography of TV and movie actor, and California politician, Jack Kelly. Kelly was the co-star of TV's "Maverick" from 1957 - 1962, guest-starred on virtually every episodic TV show that ever aired from the 1960s - the 1980s, and ultimately became a city council member and mayor of Huntington Beach, California.
RELUCTANT WITNESS: ROBERT TAYLOR, HOLLYWOOD & COMMUNISM came out in 2008. It tells the story of Robert Taylor, one of Hollywood's most handsome leading men of all times, from small-town Nebraska roots to his death in 1969. Taylor's most defining moment was a subpoenaed appearance in front of 1947's House Un-American Activities Committee in response to a tangible fear of Communism in the United States. He was as popular as Ronald Reagan and even John Wayne, yet today is incorrectly remembered most as the actor who "named names." Linda's book sets the record straight.
Linda has published 2 other nonfiction books, THE UNPROMISED LAND, a biography of a Messianic Jewish couple, and DOROTHY FROM KANSAS MEETS THE WIZARD OF X, a look into the adult film world, in addition to two novels of dark, sexy intrigue--UNTIL NEXT TIME and WEEKENDS IN NEW ENGLAND. UNTIL NEXT TIME will be re-published in 2012 as IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN under the pseudonym, Melonee Prevost, set in a new locale with fresh, updated characterizations and surprising new twists.
For more information on Linda, her books, or public speaking engagements, please contact her press representative, William Scherer, MBSTIA, Inc., at 240-205-8664 or via e-mail at williamATmbstia.com.