Linda Crist (texbard.com) is the author of reader favorite the Kennedy and Carson series (which begins with The Bluest Eyes in Texas) and the recently re-released 2006 Goldie award finalist Galveston 1900: Swept Away, as well as short stories in two anthologies and thousands of pages of online fan fiction. She is the recipient of numerous online writing awards, including the Royal Academy of Bards Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame awards, Xippy awards, Bard’s Challenge awards, and Swollen Bud awards. She was also on the Xena Subtext Virtual Season staff and on the staff of the Orlando BardCon, which ran for four years at Walt Disney World.
A fourth-generation Texan, Linda holds a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she interned with the Lady Longhorns Sports Information Office. After college, she worked for two years as a section editor with the Dallas Times Herald. Linda describes herself as a Xenite, Parrothead, and sci-fi/fantasy geek. She is passionate about the environment, animal welfare, and the outdoors in general, and enjoys biking, hiking, beach-combing, kayaking, scuba diving, travel, photography, live music, micro-brews, good conversation over good coffee, and of course, writing. Readers can “friend” her on Facebook.