Thursday, August 27, 2009

Author Spotlight: Linda Buckley-Archer

One could say that Linda Buckley-Archer is something of an accidental novelist. Originally trained as a linguist, she started writing what came to be known as The Gideon Trilogy in June, 2000, to entertain her children.

She read her work to them in the evenings, after Sunday dinner. Her family's positive reaction to the readings made her consider developing her writing into a potential novel. Of her writing skill, she says, "It is no exaggeration to say that I learned how to write from gauging their reactions to my words."

Originally trained as a linguist, Mrs. Buckley-Archer lectured in France for many years before becoming a full-time novelist and script writer. In addition to The Gideon Trilogy - The Time Travelers (US, 2007), The Time Thief (US, 2008), and The Time Quake (recently out in the UK, and due for release in the US on October 6, 2009) - she has written a TV drama for the BBC, several radio dramas, and various journalistic pieces for newspapers.

Mrs. Buckley-Archer was born in Sussex, England in 1958, and spend much of her childhood in rural Staffordshire. Now, she lives in London with her husband and two children.

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*Also found information on Pulse Blogfest page for Linda Buckley-Archer, but that link no longer works (www.pulseblogfest.com/buckleyarcher.htm).

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