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Linda Thackeray

Linda Thackeray
  • Writing:

    Western Romance Historical Fiction Science Fiction Fantasy
  • Country: Australia
  • Books: 4
  • Profession: Author
  • Born: 7 April 1969
  • Member Since: Apr 2020
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  • Followers: 22
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Born in a village in Malaysia and delivered by underpaid midwife, and Ann, an irritable new mother (who wouldn't be after 48 hours in labour?), X was named by a deranged grandmother with too much creativity for her own good. Once out of her pain-induced stupor, Ann decided to give her new daughter a proper middle name to avoid the risk of being put into a home later in life.

And so, she was called Linda.

Linda was an unremarkable child, save a few notable incidents, the discovery that a pot lid is not a substitute for Wonder Woman's tiara (five stitches), four-year old don't need to shave (no stitches but lots of toilet paper) and utility truck drivers are not necessarily qualified operators of their vehicles (seventy stitches).

At eight, Linda received religious enlightenment when she saw Star Wars at the Odeon Theatre and hence began her writing career.

For many years, the cages of various pets in the Thackeray household were littered with pages from Linda's scribblings. Subjects usually ranged from whatever science fiction show was on television or at the movies. There was lots of Star Wars.

At 17, Linda moved to Sydney, Australia and was disappointed it was not occupied by Paul Hogan types with big knives and croc skin jackets but pot-bellied blokes with zinc cream and terry towel hats. Linda's father (also known as that bloke who buys me stuff to piss mum off when she's mad at him) settled in the town of Young, a community of 6000 people with no movie theatre.

Linda survived this period in the wilderness by raising kangaroos and writing original works but eventually got saddled down with the necessities of life and though she continued to write, work came first. Work, HBO, comic books and rent. It's a kaleidoscope.

Even the kangaroos left out of boredom.

In 2014, Linda decided to start writing seriously again. Mostly because Australia's strict gun laws make it very difficult to 'go postal' in the workplace. Moving to Woy Woy, which is Aboriginal for 'Big Water', she's dipped her toes into the Indie pool and found she needs a pedicure. Her books are labours of love and championed by her friends on Facebook.

Eventually Creativia Publishers, appalled by Linda's inability to conduct any marketing, offered to publish her books out of sheer exasperation.

Supported by two cats named Newt and Humphrey, she spends her days trying to write novels while having unclean thoughts about Michael Fassbender and Jason Statham, sometimes together.

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THE HANGING (Mimosa Tales Book 1)by Linda ThackerayPublish: Apr 01, 2020Series: Mimosa TalesAction & Adventure Historical Romance Historical Fiction Literary Fiction
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The Patientby Linda ThackerayPublish: Jul 08, 2020
RECKONING (Mimosa Tales Book 3)
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RECKONING (Mimosa Tales Book 3)by Linda ThackerayPublish: Aug 08, 2020Series: Mimosa TalesAction & Adventure Western Romance Historical Fiction
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THE FAITHFUL (Mimosa Tales Book 2)by Linda ThackerayPublish: Mar 21, 2020Series: Mimosa TalesAction & Adventure Historical Fiction Literary Fiction

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