Author Archives: Linda Nightingale

Cowboys and Indians

Though none of the cowboy stories in our anthology The Cowboys of Clark’s Folly has any Native Americans, Texas was home to hundreds of tribes of American Indians. I’ll only name and discuss a few, living around the location in … Continue reading

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Bride of the Beast by Toni V. Sweeney

I’d never written anything even remotely biblical before, so when I started on Bride of the Beast, I was surprised at the turns it took. Bride of the Beast is based on the story of the golden idol in the … Continue reading

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Texas Cowboys

This is directly from Wikipedia.  I found it interesting, and I hope it isn’t just because I live in Texas.  There really are other Texas Cowboys than the football team: The Texas Cowboys is an honorary men’s service organization at the University of … Continue reading

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Decisions and New Releases – April is Day after Tomorrow

Well, first we have April Fool’s Day–and I may be one because I’ve found another rescue dog — a purebred Coton de Tulear–that I can have on a 2-week trial.  The rescue is near Boerne which is a little drive … Continue reading

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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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