Hello! I’m Linda Mercury, a writer and creator of really unusual fictional worlds.
More than anything, I care about compassion, connection, and intimacy. Prior to becoming a writer, I used to be a librarian, historian, and professional clown (but not all at once).
But then, something happened: September 11, 2001. After the attacks, I felt great sadness and even greater determination. I knew there had to be a better way to bring people together, make good times happen, and transmit the values of love and caring.
So I started my research. I read a lot, I wrote a lot. Now, here I am.
Today, my life’s work is to share what I know about love, history, and passion with as many people as I possibly can. Sometimes, my work looks like very sexy paranormal romance novels. Other times, it is blog posts on history, feminism, and intercultural understanding.
Ultimately, all of my work is about coming together. Because life is way better when people tell each other the truth of who they are.
Now that you know a little bit more about who I am (and how I got here), you can drop me a line at:
Buy my books through Amazon.com
Here on my website.
Oh, and hey! Since you made it this far …
Here are 10 quirky, delightful + totally true things about me:
1. I know how to make balloon animals.
2. Wonder Woman is one of my inspirations.
3. So is Miss Piggy. Hi-yah!
4. I always wanted to be a Muppeteer.
5. I have studied Middle Eastern dance for nearly twenty years.
6. I have advanced degrees in History and Library Science.
7. I play a mean kazoo.
8. There’s a redwood tree in my backyard. Which makes me happy every day.
9. I’m a Scorpio.
10. I love lipstick.
I offer several different workshops. They are:
Arousal to Zipper: Writing the Best Sex of Your Life.
Rejection, Bad Reviews, and Plain Ol' Nasty People: How to Deal