Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fabulous Friday Feature-Linda Glaz

Today I welcome author: 
Linda Glaz

Enter to win Linda's new book
Bride of Necessity

Scroll to the end of the post 
to see how to enter.

I met Linda at a local ACFW meeting. She taught several of the classes. Her personality, though is lively, smart, and fun. She knows what is up to date in the publishing field and shares tips. After sessions she is one of the most personable people I've met. I instantly counted her a friend. At the meeting I won one of her books. Read my Wednesday post for the book review. Seriously, she is an entertaining author. When I asked Linda how God has led her on her writing journey she gave this answer: 

Enjoy All God Has Created

How has God led me on my writing journey? After 23 years, there’s so much to tell about how I did everything wrong, then got smart and got serious about the writing, found an agent at conference, and then began working with him as an assistant after a time. 

Then a door opened for me to become an agent and I took it. I never would have been able to dream this stuff up 23 years ago. No one would have believed it. 

So…let’s just say, if there is something in your life that you want, never give up your dream. Never, ever! You may not see results the following week, but if you are truly on a journey for which you can’t turn back, you will discover where you are supposed to be. 

For me, it is writing as well as matching other writers with editors. Dream job! But I persevered way beyond what most folks are willing to do.


Linda is married with three grown children and three grandchildren. She is a complete triple-A personality (she often says quadruple). How else would she find time to write as well as be an agent for Hartline Literary Agency? 

She loves any and every thing about the written word and loves when families pass stories along through the generations. If she isn't writing or putting together a contract, you'll find her taking a relaxing bath with her ereader in hand.

Her background includes serving in the Air Force at a time when it wasn’t considered the right thing to do for a female, teaching soccer around the US for 25 years—finally retired as the feet failed, and teaching karate and women’s self-defense off and on for 30 years. Ditto with body parts failing.

She loves to sing in and direct musicals, though there’s been little time since she became an agent. Linda grew up with all brothers, so she understands sophomoric humor as an art.

Life is good! Have fun, don’t take yourself too seriously, and enjoy all God has created!

To learn more about Linda click on these sites:


Bride by Necessity:
But when the master of Kent Park takes in the orphaned daughter of a tenant, Jonathan doesn't expect his young charge to be a stunning woman. Or for a predatory relative to lay claim to her. Marriage may be the only way to protect Payton from an unthinkable fate. 

Payton Whittard knows her marriage to Jonathan is about safety, not love. But the feelings that soon arise during their arrangement are anything but safe. Still, there's something about her handsome protector that makes her trust him with her life. Can Payton trust him with her heart, as well?

The Preacher's New Family
Yet every time he sees Sarah Anne Rycroft, he feels a powerful urge to protect the beautiful young widow. When she's in danger of losing the farm to the bank, T.J. steps in to defend Sarah against the unscrupulous banker. 

Sarah knows T.J. has vowed to live a solitary life of devotion to God. Still, the single mother can't resist the comfort and safety of his strong arms. But when he sells his most prized possession to save the farm from foreclosure, she wonders if the handsome preacher could have marriage on his mind, after all.    

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Thank you, Linda, for Joining us This Weekend!

Friend, what would your dream job be?


Linda Glaz said...

Mary, thank you so much for hosting me. I have to say, my dream job, besides what I now do, would be a chocolate tester! Yessir, tough job, but somebody has to do it! :)

Patty Wysong said...

Mary, you nailed Linda. So friendly, easy to talk with, fun to be with, willing to help in any way she can. =]

My dream job? I think I've got it. It's one I never, ever could've dreamed up. I get to see people of all ages smile and laugh as they meet the monkeys. Seeing their smiles never gets old. Combine that with writing and I don't think it could get any better than I have it.


Elaine Stock said...

Mary, thanks for hosting Linda. Linda, you are truly an inspiration to me!

My dream job is to become that full-time published author that I… uh… dream about all the time. Back in the cobwebs of my mind is that old fantasy job: a well-known (and of course, most appreciated) playwright.


Linda Glaz said...

You really do have an awesome job, Patty.

Linda Glaz said...

Oh, yeah. We all have that one, don't we? Still, chocolate would be a strong second.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Ho ho, Linda. I think you would have many friends joining you for that!!!

Mary Vee Writer said...

What a totally fun job!!! I want to come meet the monkeys.
Thanks so much for spending time with us today....I'm feeling a bit like a monkey. :)

Mary Vee Writer said...

I have this feeling that some day I am going to be seeing a lot of your writing on the shelf...and perhaps the stage? That would be really awesome. I can see why it's on your list.

Thanks so much for chatting with us today.

Elaine Stock said...

Linda & Mary, thanks for helping me smile today. Blessings.

Susan said...

I'm in board with the chocolate testing! Ohh, or the sweepstakes person who gets to surprise people with the balloons and huge checks!!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Ah! the sweepstakes person, that is an awesome idea. Or any similar job where we are the person with tidings of great joy. Great idea Susan. Thanks for joining us!! Hope to see you again.

Linda Glaz said...

Susan, yes! Surprise them with balloons and......chocolate!