Meet the Members: Linda Lloyd

“After spending three years researching facts, participating in writing courses and workshops, and moving to Texas in the middle of all this, I finally completed and published my book The Syrian Peddler.”

-Linda Lloyd

A member of the Writers’ League since 2017, Linda Lloyd lives in Austin, Texas.

Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Linda Lloyd: Historical fiction and general fiction.

Scribe:  What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?

LL: Adriana Trigiani. I’d ask her, “What inspired you to begin writing?”

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

LL: The Bible.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

LL: The many events and resources the League provide to members. I hired my book editor through a link on Writers’ League website.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

LL: Now that I have my first book published, I would like to write a sequel.

Scribe: What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

LL: A Love Letter to Texas Women by Sarah Bird.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

LL: After spending three years researching facts, participating in writing courses and workshops, and moving to Texas in the middle of all this, I finally completed and published my book The Syrian Peddler through Createspace on March 2, 2017. A while ago I stopped by Half Price Books on North Lamar in Austin to see if they would sell The Syrian Peddler. It can be found on the local authors’ shelf. They also booked me for a book signing, taking place on February 10, 2018, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Hope to see you there!

Thanks, Linda!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at member@writersleague.org for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on!

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