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Linda  Hall
Categories: Female AuthorsAnglophone AuthorsNovelistsAuthors of Non-FictionSaint John River Valley


Award winning author Linda Hall has written almost 20 novels of mystery and suspense, plus many short stories and articles. Her short stories have appeared in mystery anthologies which feature the works of Canadian women crime writers.

She has also written 8 nonfiction books which are still in use in Adult Literacy programs throughout Canada. Prior to that, she worked as a freelance writer, news reporter and feature writer for a daily newspaper in British Columbia.

Linda grew up in the United States, (New Jersey), and has lived in Canada since 1971. Fredericton, N.B., is now her home.

How has New Brunswick influenced your work?

New Brunswick has greatly influenced my work. When my husband and I moved here 15 years ago from the west, it was like coming home. I grew up near the ocean, and missed it for most of my adult life. I love the ocean, the rivers, the "summer life" of this place. Most of my novels have something to do with the sea and are set near or on the water.

What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?

New Brunswick Short Stories which is a compilation of short stories by New Brunswick authors.

What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?

One of my mysteries, Steal away, was set mostly on Grand Manan Island. It was a thrill to be invited to the Grand Manan Library to read from it and sign copies of my book. I was a bit nervous, hoping I "got it right", but was assured by all of the people who attended that my setting and people and the island life I portrayed were right on.

Literary Prizes

Shorlisted, David Adams Richards Prize by Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick In recognition of: Margaret’s Peace
Nomination -  Christy Award In recognition of: Sadie’s Song
Word Guild Award In recognition of: Steal Away
Nomination -  Christy Award In recognition of: Steal Away
Winter Rose Award In recognition of: Steal Away
Beacon Award In recognition of: Steal Away
American Christian Fiction Writers, Book of the Year In recognition of: Black Ice
Romantic Times Magazine : Reviewer’s Choice Award In recognition of: Shadows at the Window
Word Guild Award In recognition of: Shadows at the Window

Featured Publication

Shadows on the River

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