Linda Style always dreamed of becoming a novelist, but it took a while before she saw her dream come true. Her journey began at the University of Minnesota where she studied behavioral science and photography. A move with her family to Arizona, changed her perspective. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Communication at Arizona State University with a degree in journalism, but along the way, she also completed programs in behavioral science, and organizational management. She’s worked as a photographer, a freelance writer, a caseworker, an internal investigator, the manager of a state program for the mentally ill, and a Management Consultant for the State of Arizona’s Department of Behavioral Health Services—all, she says, a training ground for what she really wanted to do—write stories about people.
Linda left all her earlier careers to write full-time in 1998, but prior to that time, she’d rise at 4:30 a.m. each day to fit in some writing before work—then at lunch she'd revise and edit. She wrote four romance novels before making the break and, to her delight, all four books won or placed in over a dozen RWA contests and were nominated for the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart Award for unpublished novelists