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The Portuguese edition of
STAR GAZING

THE TRYSTING TREE
Linda's eighth novel was published as an ebook in May 2016. There are two threads to this dramatic family story - one set in 1914 and the other set in 2014.


130,000 ebooks sold
Linda has sold 130,000 ebooks since going indie
in April 2011. Most of these sales were of HOUSE OF
SILENCE, but 5 other novels have also sold well.

All Linda's novels are available as ebooks from various retailers and as paperbacks, available from Amazon.


Linda's seventh novel published 2014
CAULDSTANE, a bestselling gothic romance in the tradition of Daphne du Maurier and Mary Stewart is available as an ebook and paperback.


"Talking to my imaginary friends: a writer's life"
Linda gave this talk at Scone Library in Perthshire as part of Book Week Scotland 2013.


Felixstowe Book Festival
Linda appeared at the FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL, June 15th-16th 2013. She presented REACHING YOUR READERS, a talk about indie-publishing. She also appeared with novelist Rosy Thornton talking about "A SENSE OF PLACE" in fiction.


Top Ten Books of 2012
Lyn Baines at I PREFER READING book blog chose THE GLASS GUARDIAN as one of her Top Ten Books of 2012. "The most all-consuming reading experience I had this year. I read it virtually in one sitting, just wonderful."


Linda Gillard interviewed for mental health podcast
Linda was one of four artists interviewed in CREATIVE MINDS, a 25 min. podcast about mental health & creativity made for the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 2012.
Listen to the CREATIVE MINDS podcast.


UNTYING THE KNOT, HOUSE OF SILENCE and CAULDSTANE awarded a BRAG Medallion
Three of Linda's novels have been honoured by the Book Readers Appreciation Group (BRAG). A panel of readers selects the best indie books which are then honoured with a BRAG Medallion.


B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree


Portuguese edition of HOUSE OF SILENCE
Publicacoes Europa-America have bought the translation rights to HOUSE OF SILENCE. They have already published Portuguese editions of EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY and STAR GAZING.


THE GLASS GUARDIAN
Linda's sixth novel, a supernatural love story called THE GLASS GUARDIAN was published in June 2012.


Yet more foreign editions
Translation rights to STAR GAZING have been sold to Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Finland, Romania and Brazil and several other countries.


More foreign editions
Translation rights to HOUSE OF SILENCE and EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY have been sold to Turkey where STAR GAZING has already been a big success.


HOUSE OF SILENCE was selected by Amazon UK as one of its Top Ten BEST OF 2011 in the Indie Author category. It was also chosen as one of their Books of the Year by book bloggers CORNFLOWER BOOKS and RANDOM JOTTINGS OF A BOOK & OPERA LOVER.


As Durham University's CELEBRATE SCIENCE Author in Residence Linda blogged throughout 2011 at CELEBRATING SCIENCE

 

The first Spanish edition
of STAR GAZING

Linda was invited to become the CELEBRATE SCIENCE Author in Residence for 2011 at Durham University "with the aim of encouraging greater creative dialogue between scientists and fiction writers."


HOUSE OF SILENCE - a Kindle bestseller
Linda's fourth novel HOUSE OF SILENCE, a romantic family drama, was published as a Kindle e-book in April 2011. It became a Kindle bestseller.


SCOTTISH FIELD feature
Linda contributed to a feature on "Haunted Scotland" in the January 2011 issue of SCOTTISH FIELD magazine.



STAR GAZING nominated for Spanish book award
STAR GAZING was shortlisted for a Premios Dama 2010 romantic book award.


Linda's third novel STAR GAZING topped WOMAN'S WEEKLY's reader poll for Favourite Romantic Novel 1960-2010. Katie Fforde presented Linda with a trophy at a champagne breakfast organised by the Romantic Novelists' Association.


EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY to have its first foreign edition.
Following the success of STAR GAZING in Portugal, the publisher Publicacoes Europa-America brought out a Portuguese edition of Linda's first novel, EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY (Os Lašos que nos Unem) in May 2010.


STAR GAZING shortlisted again
STAR GAZING was short-listed for the UK's first environmental book award, the Robin Jenkins Literary Award, promoting writing inspired by Scotland's landscape. Shortlisted authors were invited to an event at the Edinburgh Book Festival and Linda blogged about it on the book blog Rhapsodyinbooks


STAR GAZING shortlisted for book award
Linda's third novel, STAR GAZING was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2009, presented by the Romantic Novelists' Association.  

 

The Turkish edition of
EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY

STAR GAZING, Linda's third novel was published by Piatkus in May 2008.


Runner-up in PURE PASSION promotion
EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY tied as runner-up in NW Libraries' PURE PASSION promotion.

 

Linda was invited to appear at the first national Mental Health Arts Film and Media Festival held in Glasgow in October 2007. She appeared at Glasgow Women's Library talking about EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY.


A LIFETIME BURNING was featured in PRIMA magazine
in an article about book groups' favourite reads.


EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY was voted into the Top Ten Reads
of 2006
by BCUK, the UK chapter of www.BookCrossing.com. EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY tied in 4th place.