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