Author Archives: Linda Nightingale

Ride ’em Cowgirl! Here Come the Cowboys of Clark’s Folly, Texas!!

Love you some cowboys?  Here are 4 cowboy stories to touch the heart and the libido…   Ride ’em in, let ’em out, Cut ’em out, ride ’em in!! Mount up girls!  Don’t get bucked off.       The … Continue reading

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My First Published Novel – Gemini Rising

My 5-year contract with the current publisher is up in June of this year and I’ve asked for my rights back. The book is controversial, though it has gotten good reviews, I was surprised when Double Dragon sent me a … Continue reading

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Thinking of Getting a Dog

I haven’t had a dog since I was a kid.  I’ve fallen in love with the Coton de Tulear breed, and tomorrow I’m meeting a woman in Eunice, LA to exchange money for dog.  I’m so hoping that will go … Continue reading

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How I was Conned into Writing A Novel and its Sequel

I wrote Absinthe on a dare. I was kicking back after completing my 8th novel and somehow the subject got around to how some writers change genres after many years of writing one kind…like Stephen King and his mysteries. My … Continue reading

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Robot Wars!

This isn’t sci-fi but a tale of two bots–robotic vacuum cleaners!  In June, I hurt my back and it has gotten steadily worse.  I can’t use the heavy Dyson I have, so I purchased a bObsweep Pet Hair vacuum early … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast—Space Opera Style

“… if you’re looking for a romance that’s not another of the cookie-cutter offerings out there, this is a great place to start.”   –Nights and Weekends reviews “Ms. Sweeney always creates stories that are thrown miles outside the box, and … Continue reading

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I’m not a Nightingale. Shush…I’m a Magpie!

These self-discoveries come to haunt us, right? Bling, Bling! Isn’t it said Magpies are attracted to shiny objects.  Well, there I am.  I love sparkles!  My recent obsession has been large, gawdy CZ jewelry.  Thing is most of it is … Continue reading

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A Ghost Story for the Faint of Heart – Disclaimer: Smelling Salts Encouraged

I wrote a ghost story. I know. Different from angels and vampires, right?  Her General in Gray was inspired by the Ghost and Mrs. Muir that I saw years ago, only my sea captain is a Confederate General. It’s official! … Continue reading

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Review of A Man Beyond Reproach by Evelyn Pryce. A Montlake Romance

Elias Addison, Earl of Lennox, always does what’s expected of him. Therefore, when his father dies leaving massive debts, he foregoes staying at university and accepting a professorship to pay them and assure his little sister the debut she deserves. … Continue reading

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A Book is Born

Everyone knows what goes into publishing a book (besides blood, sweat, and tears)—well not everyone. The published authors can tune out because they understand getting first rewrites back from the editor. The scramble to meet that initial deadline returning the … Continue reading

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