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Linda M. Au shares her home in western Pennsylvania with two guinea pigs and her eternally patient husband, Wayne Parker. She and Wayne share six grown children between them. Plus, the flotsam and jetsam that come with a blended family.

Linda's been a proofreader and typesetter for more than twenty years. With HEAD IN THE SAND and FORK IN THE ROAD, she climbed over the proverbial publishing desk to give voice to all the stupid things that happen to her. Many of the pieces in HEAD IN THE SAND have won awards in various humor contests.

FORK IN THE ROAD is in print because stupid stuff kept happening, and she kept writing it all down.

Linda's fiction is now becoming available as well. THE SCARLET LETTER OPENER, a cozy mystery, is her first published novel, with many more novels in different fictional worlds to follow. Her more somber women's fiction, GRAY AREA, is also available in paperback and Kindle formats.

When she's not writing, Linda is a writing coach for Write At Home, the author liaison for the Beaver County BookFest in Pennsylvania, vice president of the board of education and publication for the Reformed Presbyterian Church, and a board member for the St. Davids Christian Writers' Association. You know... more stuff she doesn't really get paid for.

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Fork in the Road ... and other pointless discussions
by Linda M Au
Have you ever had one of those days when everything goes right, everyone smiles and waves, and everywhere you look, the sun is shining and the world is perfect?Yeah, me neither.But, instead of complaining, I knew it'd be more fun to write about everything that goes wrong, everyone who throws me off course, and everything I stumble over...
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Categories: All Humor
Head in the Sand ... and other unpopular positions
by Linda M. Au
Ever wonder what happens when an average wife and mother goes berserk ... and writes it all down? You're about to find out. ------ Patricia Lorenz writes in the Foreword: "I love this book. This funny, funny book. (Note the incomplete sentence, Linda?) Every story is funny. The way Linda Au looks at life should be bottled and sold as a...
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Gray Area
by Linda M. Au
After she’s violently attacked back in her hometown after her class reunion, Emily Saunders is the hot topic of conversation again, just when she was beginning to feel her husband’s death a few years earlier was no longer the big news item for everyone at church. The attack leaves her bruised and battered, struggling to remember the...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
The Scarlet Letter Opener
by Linda M. Au
When proofreader Maggie Velam stumbles upon the body of her small town's newspaper editor, she becomes entangled in the mystery of who could have done such a thing to a man nobody liked anyway. Then someone else is found dead, and Maggie's attention to detail kicks in. She partners with friend Helga and grown son, Seth, to figure out...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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