About Linda J. White
"I love writing fiction because people do just what you want, and if they don’t, you kill ’em off."
OK, I’m kidding. But seriously, writing fiction for me is like working out a puzzle: I begin with a “what if…” statement, dream up some characters, and then begin working through the plot. The process becomes obsessive: When I was writing my first (still unpublished) novel, I remember thinking, What if I get stuck and can’t complete this book? These people will die!
I could not let that happen!
I’ve been writing fiction seriously for 20 years–while raising three kids, and establishing a career as a journalist, teaching adult Bible studies, housebreaking a succession of puppies, and keeping up with my husband, the extended family, and friends. When I got that first idea for a book, my husband (bless him!) began dragging me over to the FBI Academy where he worked and introducing me to agents and other experts. They were so impressive … and I was so scared! They graciously introduced me to their world, teaching me everything from probable cause to ballistics to bombs, and I was so grateful. I still am.
Because of this wonderful access to experts, I write authentic FBI thrillers–with a thread of faith. Every author writes from a worldview; mine is Christianity. It’s the way I think. My hope is that readers of all stripes will enjoy my white-knuckle fiction: intense stories that will keep them up all night reading.