More About the Author
A journalism major in college, Linda Lovely has always made her living as a writer, primarily in public relations and advertising fields. Now, she's focusing on her first love--fiction.
Lovely has published novels in two series--MARLEY CLARK MYSTERIES and SMART WOMEN, DUMB LUCK romantic thrillers.
Lovely's newest SMART WOMEN, TOUGH LUCK series features content that's a mite steamier than her Marley Clark mysteries. The series follows the adventures of three friend--Nexi Ketts, a forensic accountant, Riley Reid, director of security for a prestigious university, and Kate Johnson, a medical researcher. In DEAD LINE, Nexi is the main character. In DEAD HUNT the spotlight turns on Riley. DEAD CURE will tell Kate's story.
The MARLEY CLARK MYSTERIES offer a main course of thrills coupled with a generous side of humor and romance. Marley, the 52-year-old, kick-ass heroine, is a retired military intelligence officer. In DEAR KILLER, she's working part-time as a security guard on an island in the SC Lowcountry. In NO WAKE ZONE, Marley travels to Spirit Lake/Lake Okoboji, Iowa, where the author spent many wonderful summers with her aunt, uncle and cousins. In WITH NEIGHBORS LIKE THESE, the soon-to-be-published third book, Marley returns to the Lowcountry.
DEAR KILLER earned a spot in the finals of the RWA Golden Quill competition for books published in 2011. Harlequin purchased the mass market rights for both DEAR KILLER and NO WAKE ZONE for its Worldwide Mystery imprint.
IN THE WORKS--Lovely is plotting the first four books in a humorous "cozy" mystery series set on a goat cheese farm in the South Carolina Upcountry. She has also completed a first draft of an historical thriller set in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1939.
Lovely has served five terms as president of the Upstate South Carolina Chapter of Sisters in Crime. She's also a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), International Thriller Writers, and the South Carolina Writers Workshop (SCWW). Prior to publication, her manuscripts finaled in 15 contests, including RWA's prestigious Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier competitions, Deadly Ink, Murder in the Grove and Malice Domestic.
A native of Iowa, Linda has called the South home for more than thirty years. She and her husband live beside a lake in the South Carolina Upstate. The author's hobbies include reading, swimming, kayaking, tennis, and gardening.