Linda Winstead Jones (Author)
An avid reader all her life, Linda Winstead Jones (also writing under Linda Winstead, Linda Jones, and Linda Devlin) took a long and winding road to publication. She was a full-time wife and mother for many years, as well as a fast-food restaurant manager, a compulsive taker of classes, a real estate saleswoman, and a picture framer with her own business, before sitting down to write that first book.
GUARDIAN ANGEL, a western historical romance, was published in August of 1994, and Linda has been publishing steadily ever since, trying her hand at historical, time-travel, and fairy tale romance, as well as contemporary romantic suspense. INTO THE WOODS, a February Faerie Tale Romance from Love Spell, is her twenty-second book. Books to follow INTO THE WOODS include MADIGAN'S WIFE, HOT ON HIS TRAIL, LET DOWN YOUR HAIR, SULLIVAN, and JED.
Linda's September 1996 time-travel, DESPERADO'S GOLD, was the winner of the Colorado Award of Excellence in the paranormal division. She was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Innovative Historical Romance, and her book SOMEONE'S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED was nominated in their Best Historical Love and Laughter category for 1996.
Linda lives in Alabama with her husband of 28 years and their youngest son. She's active in her area Romance Writers of America chapter, Heart of Dixie, as a past president and vice-president.