Award-winning author Linda (L.V.) Ditchkus has a series you’ll want to read!
Show Notes with Links!
- Author Linda (L.V.) Ditchkus tells us a bit about herself before I ask her questions about her unique 4-book Sasquatch Series!
- She hosts the CCWE writing critique group.
- Linda gives listeners her “elevator pitch” for the series, a brief and compelling sales pitch.
- Her series won the CAL 1st place for science fiction!
- She tells us how the idea of writing a sci-fi novel about Sasquatches captured her Muse and why she set the story in Salida, CO.
- She talks about how the Sasquatch community she envisions (authors of fiction get to make their own decisions about this) differs from how most people might view them.
- Linda introduces us to her main characters and talks about how she was inspired to include them.
- Her delightful settings are sometimes influenced by her world travels and adventures with her husband.
- She talks about cultural differences one might find in a Sasquatch community, and how when an author is worldbuilding, there are many more things to consider and plan.
- Will she continue after book 4? Listen/watch and hear her answer!
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo author Stieg Larsson influenced her series.
- She talks about the importance of reading a lot, and highly recommends Steel Guardian by Cameron Coral.
- Linda is working on a new sci-fi, and she will pitch it at this year’s RMFW Conference.
- We talk about Andy Weir‘s work and how he crafts his novels. We would welcome Andy to visit our writing group in Salida!
- She offers some wonderful advice to budding and established authors!
- She also has a short story published in this year’s competitive RMFW Anthology! That and all of her books are/will be available on Amazon here: L.V. Ditchkus
- Here’s Linda’s website, where you can sign up for updates!
- If you’re in Salida, stop by Salida Books on F Street to find Linda’s books!
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- Laurel’s Amazon Author page
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- @laurelstuff (my TikTok)
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