Linda Howard

Linda Howard

Infobox Writer

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name = Linda S. Howington
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pseudonym = Linda Howard
birthdate = Birth date and age|1950|8|3|mf=y
birthplace = Alabama, United States
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occupation = Novelist
nationality = American
period = 1982 - present
genre = Romance, Suspense
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Linda S. Howington (born August 3, 1950 in Alabama, United States) is an American best-selling romance/suspense author. She writes under her pseudonym Linda Howard. Before she became a writer, she was an avid reader and fond of Margaret Mitchell novels. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. She currently lives in Gadsden, Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.


Linda S. Howington was born on August 3, 1950 in Alabama, United States. She began to write at nine years old, and wrote for twenty years for her own enjoyment. She worked at a trucking company where she met her husband, and then decided to try to get her work published in 1980. Interview with Linda Howard, [ All About Romance] , 2000, retrieved February 15, 2007] Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, joining in 1981 shortly after it was formed. She currently serves as Region 3 Director (until 31 October 2008). [ [ Fantastic Fiction] retrieved February 15, 2007]

Her husband is a professional bass tournament fisherman, and she travels with him to some very unglamorous locations where she works on her laptop. Linda and her husband live in a big house on a farm in Alabama, where they raise cattle and have two dogs. [Howard, Linda, [ Random House web site] , retrieved February 15, 2007]

Her friends include the authors Catherine Coulter, Iris Johansen, and Kay Hooper.


2005 - [ Romance Writers of America] . Career Achievement Award


As Linda S. Howington

(Reedited as Linda Howard)

ingle Novels

*"All That Glitters" (1982)
*"An Independent Wife" (1982)
*"Against the Rules" (1983)
*"Lake of Dreams" (1985)
*"Blue Moon" (1999)

As Linda Howard

ingle Novels

* "Come Lie With Me" (1984)
*"Tears of the Renegade" (1985)
*"The Cutting Edge" (1985)
*"The Way Home" (1991)
*"The Touch of Fire" (1992)
*"Overload" (1993)
*"Heart of Fire" (1993)
*"Dream Man" (1995)
*"Night Moves" (1998)
*"After the Night" (1995)
*"Shades of Twilight" (1996)
*"White Out" (1997)
*"Son of the Morning" (1997)
*"Lake of Dreams" (1998)
*"Now You See Her" (1998)
*"Mr. Perfect" (2000)
*"Open Season" (2001)
*"Strangers In the Night" (2001)
*"A Game of Chance" (2001)
*"Dying to Please" (2002)
*"100% HERO" (2003)
*"Cry no More" (2003)
*"Killing Time" (2005)
*"Cover Of Night" (2006)
*"Up Close and Dangerous" (2007)
*"Death Angel" (2008)

pencer-Nyle Co. series

#"Sarah's child" (1985)
#"Almost forever" (1986)
#"Bluebird winter"(1987)

Rescues(Kell Sabin) series

#"Midnight rainbow" (1986)
#"Diamond bay" (1987)
#"Heartbreaker" (1987)
#"White lies" (1988)

MacKenzie Family Saga series

#"MacKenzie's mountain" (1989)
#"MacKenzie's mission" (1992)
#"MacKenzie's pleasures" (1996)
#"MacKenzie's magic" (1996)
#"A game of chance" (2000)

A lady of the west series

#"A lady of the west" (1990)
#"Angel creek" (1991)

Patterson-Cannon Family series

#"Duncan's bride" (1990)
#"Loving Evangeline" (1994)

CIA's Spies (John Medina)series

#"Kill and tell" (1998)
#"All the Queen's men" (1999)
#"Kiss me while I sleep" (2004)

Blair Mallory series

*"To Die For" (2004)
*"Drop Dead Gorgeous" (2006)


*"Linda Howard Collection, Vol 1: Midnight Rainbow / Diamond Bay" (1992)
*"Night Moves: Dream Man / After the Night" (1998)
*"Strangers in the Night: Lake of Dreams / Blue Moon / White Out" (2001)
*"Shades of Twilight / Son of the Morning" (2005)
*"Angel Creek / Lady of the West" (2005)

Omnibus in collaboration

*"Raintree: Inferno", (Silhouette Nocturne) by Linda Howard, "Raintree: Haunted", by Linda Winstead Jone's, "Raintree: Sanctuary", by Beverly Barton
*"Silhouette Christmas Stories, 1987" (1987) (with Dixie Browning, Ginna Gray and Diana Palmer) ("Bluebird Winter / Henry the Ninth / Season of Miracles / Humbug Man")
*"To Mother with Love" (1993) (with Robyn Carr and Cheryl Reavis) ("Way Home / Backward Glance / So This Is Love")
*"Silhouette Summer Sizzlers, '93" (1993) (with Carole Buck and Suzanne Carey) ("Overload, Hot Copy, Steam Bath")
*"Christmas Kisses" (1996) (with Debbie Macomber and Linda Turner) ("Mackenzie's Magic / Silver Bells / Wild West Christmas")
*"Forever Yours" (1997) (with Catherine Coulter and Barbara Delinsky) ("Threats and Promises / The Aristocrat / Loving Evangeline")
*"Harlequin" (1997) (with Debbie Macomber and Diana Palmer)
*"Upon a Midnight Clear" (1997) (with Margaret Allison, Jude Deveraux, Stef Ann Holm and Mariah Stewart) ("Teacher / Christmas Magic / Jolly Holly / If Only In My Dreams / White Out")
*"Heart's Desire" (1998) (with Jayne Ann Krentz and Linda Lael Miller) ("Connecting Rooms / Lake of Dreams / Resurrection")
*"Everlasting Love" (1998) (with Jayne Ann Krentz, Kasey Michaels, Linda Lael Miller and Carla Neggers) ("Connecting Rooms / Resurrection / Lake of Dreams / Role of a Lifetime / Tricks of Fate")
*"Heart and Soul" (1998) (with Stella Cameron, Barbara Delinsky) ("Dream / All that Sparkles / Independent Wife")
*"Summer Sensations" (1998) (with Heather Graham and Linda Lael Miller) ("Overload / Leopard's Woman / Lonesome Rider")
*"Always and Forever" (1998) (with Heather Graham and Linda Lael Miller) ("Heartbreaker / Used-to-be-lovers / Strangers in Paradise")
*"Through the Years" (1999) (with Debbie Macomber and Fern Michaels) ("Tears of the Renegade / Golden Lasso / Baby Blessed")
*"Under the Boardwalk" (1999) (with Geralyn Dawson, Jillian Hunter, Miranda Jarrett and Mariah Stewart) ("Blue Moon / Castaway / Ruined / Buried Treasure / Swept Away")
*"A Bouquet of Babies" (2000) (with Stella Bagwell and Paula Detmer Riggs) ("Way Home / Family by Fate / Baby on her Doorstep")
*"MacKenzie's Pleasure / Defending His Own" (2001) (with Beverly Barton)
*"Come Lie with Me / Part of the Bargain / Yesterday's Love" (2001) (with Linda Lael Miller and Sherryl Woods)
*"Finding Home" (2001) (with Elizabeth Lowell and Kasey Michaels) ("Duncan's Bride / Chain Lightning / Popcorn and Kisses")
*"Summer Heat" (2001) (with Lindsay McKenna and Ann Major) ("Game of Chance / Midnight Fantasy / Heart of the Warrior")
*"Unlikely Alliances" (2002) (with Diana Palmer and Sharon Sala) ("Independent Wife / Diamond Girl / Annie and the Outlaw")
*"Overload / If a Man Answers" (2002) (with Merline Lovelace)
*"Delivered by Christmas" (2002) (with Joan Hohl and Sandra Steffen) ("Bluebird Winter / Gift of Joy / Christmas to Treasure")
*"What the Heart Can't Hide" (2003) (with Ann Major and Susan Mallery) ("All that glitters / Goodbye Child / Best Bride")
*"On His Terms" (2003) (with Allison Leigh) ("Loving Evangeline / One More Chance")
*"100 Per Cent Hero" (2003) (with Suzanne Brockmann) ("MacKenzie's Pleasure / Forever Blue")
*"A Mother's Touch" (2005) (with Emilie Richards and Sherryl Woods) ("Way Home / Stranger's Son / Paternity Test")
*"Irresistible" (2005) (with Diana Palmer)
*"Way Home / Cowboy's Christmas Miracle / Because a Husband is Forever" (2005) (with Marie Ferrarella and Anne McAllister)

References and Sources

External links

* [ Linda Howard website] on the [ Random House website]

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