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Linda Sands is a well-traveled Yankee transplanted to Atlanta via California. Her internationally published legal thriller, Simple Intent, is based on a true story in 1970’s Philadelphia. Linda earned a Kirkus Starred Review for the Southern Gothic novel, Not Waving, Drowning. Her most recent book,  3 Women Walk into a Bar is a 2015 Kindle Scout Winner, Winner of the 2016 Silver Falchion Judges’ Choice Award for Best P.I., Winner of the 2016 Silver Falchion Judges’ Choice Award for  Neo-Noir, and earned her the title, 2016 Georgia Author of the Year for Mystery.

Her award-winning short stories and essays can be found in Skirt! Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily Post, The Walton Sun, Dana Literary Society, New Works Review, Byline, The Duck & Herring Company Pocket Field Guide, venuszine, zygote in my coffee, BigCityLit, oculartravel, espressofiction, Divine Caroline, NPR’s I Believe, Europe From a Backpack, The Signature Series, Golden Short Stories, O’Georgia! A Collection of Georgia’s Newest and Most Promising Writers, Big Water, Moronic Ox, Weird Year, DogPlotz, and various anthologies. Many of her short works can be found on Amazon and are available for most e-readers through Smashwords.

Agented by Josh Getzler of HSG Agency, Linda’s Cargo crime series introducing badass long-haul trucker Jojo Boudreaux will debut in spring 2017 with Grand Theft Cargo.

Past Appearances

Georgia Author of the Year Awards, Kennesaw, GA June 4, 2016

A Novel Event, Canton, GA June 15, 2016

Killer Nashville, August 18-21, 2016

Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA, Sept 3-4, 2016

 Bouchercon, New Orleans, LA, Sept 15-18

Southern Festival of Books, Nashville Oct 15-16

Atlanta Writers Club Writers Conference Nov. 4-5

 Milton Literary Festival, Nov  11-13, 2016

Linda includes writing conferences and retreats on all her travels and continues to offer the same benefits to other writers with her company, Write by the Water: retreats designed to let your writing flow.


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