Linda W. Rooks is the author of Broken Heart on Hold, Surviving Separation, released in June 2006 by David C. Cook and now in its fourth printing with a new cover. Her stories and articles have appeared in a number of national publications including Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover’s Soul, Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian Woman, HomeLife, Light and Life, The Lookout Catholic Forester, Preserving Christian Homes, The Orlando Sentinel, San Diego Family Magazine, and several online venues, including Grace Centered Magazine, Assist News Service, and Thinking About Suicide blog, She is a regular contributor to Tapestry, a Walk Thru the Bible devotional magazine for women, and for eight years Linda served in various editorial positions for Center Stage Magazine, a Central Florida Arts and Entertainment publication. She is a contributing author to Love is a Verb by Gary Chapman and Bethany House’s Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters.
Linda is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. She has participated in numerous radio and television interviews across the North American continent, is a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and is a founding member of Word Weavers, the premier international Christian writers critique group. She and her husband are Resource Members on the Troubled Marriages Team of the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries (AMFM) and lead a marriage reconciliation ministry at the Central Florida mega-church where they have been in leadership for many years.
Linda received a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She and her husband Marv now live in Maitland, Florida, have two married daughters, and five young grandchildren. Her husband Marv is an assistant professor at Barry University School of Law.