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Linda Howard

Linda S. Howington
Born Linda S.
(1950-08-03) August 3, 1950
Alabama, United States
Pen name Linda Howard
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1982 - present
Genre Romance, Suspense
Spouse Gary F. Howington

Linda S. Howington (born August 3, 1950 in Alabama, United States) is an American best-selling romance/suspense author under her pseudonym Linda Howard. Before she became a writer, she was an avid reader and fond of Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. She currently lives in Gadsden, Alabama with her husband, Gary F. Howington, and two golden retrievers. She has three grown stepchildren and three grandchildren.


Linda S. Howington was born on August 3, 1950 in Alabama, United States. She began to write at nine years old, and wrote for twenty years for her own enjoyment. She worked at a trucking company where she met her husband, Gary F. Howington, and then decided to try to get her work published in 1980.[1] Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, joining in 1981 shortly after it was formed. She served as Region 3 Director (until 31 October 2008).[2]

Her husband is a professional bass tournament fisherman, and she travels with him to some very unglamorous locations where she works on her laptop. Linda and her husband live in a big house on a farm in Alabama, where they raise cattle and have two dogs.[3]


2005 - Romance Writers of America. Career Achievement Award


Single Novels

  • All That Glitters (1982)
  • An Independent Wife (1982)
  • Against the Rules (1983)
  • Come Lie With Me (1984)
  • Tears of the Renegade (1985)
  • The Cutting Edge (1985)
  • The Way Home (1991)
  • Overload (1993)
  • Heart of Fire (1993)
  • Dream Man (1995)
  • After the Night (1995)
  • Lake of Dreams (1995)
  • Shades of Twilight (1996)
  • White Out (1997)
  • Son of the Morning (1997)
  • Night Moves (1998)
  • Now You See Her (1998)
  • Blue Moon (1999)
  • Mr. Perfect (2000)
  • Open Season (2001)
  • Strangers In the Night (2001)
  • Dying to Please (2002)
  • Cry no More (2003)
  • Killing Time (2005)
  • Cover Of Night (2006)
  • Up Close and Dangerous (2007)
  • Death Angel (2008)
  • Burn (2009)
  • Ice (2010)
  • Veil of Night (2010)
  • Prey (2011)
  • Shadow Woman (2013)

Spencer-Nyle Co. series

  1. Sarah's child (1985)
  2. Almost forever (1986)
  3. Bluebird winter(1987)

Rescues (Kell Sabin) series

  1. Midnight rainbow (1986)
  2. Diamond Bay (1987)
  3. Heartbreaker (1987)
  4. White lies (1988)

MacKenzie Family Saga series

  1. MacKenzie's mountain (1989)
  2. MacKenzie's mission (1992)
  3. MacKenzie's pleasure (1996)
  4. MacKenzie's magic (1996)
  5. A game of chance (2000)

A Lady Of The West series

  1. A lady of the west (1990)
  2. Angel creek (1991)
  3. The touch of fire (1992)

Patterson-Cannon Family series

  1. Duncan's bride (1990)
  2. Loving Evangeline (1994)

CIA's Spies (John Medina) series

  1. Kill and tell (1998)
  2. All the Queen's men (1999)
  3. Kiss me while I sleep (2004)

Blair Mallory series

  • To Die For (2004)
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous (2006)

Linda Howard & Linda Jones


  1. Blood Born (2010)

Men from Battle Ridge

  1. Running Wild (2012)


  • Trouble: Midnight Rainbow / Diamond Bay (1992)
  • Night Moves: Dream Man / After the Night (1998)
  • Strangers in the Night: Lake of Dreams / Blue Moon / White Out (2001)
  • Shades of Twilight / Son of the Morning (2005)
  • Angel Creek / Lady of the West (2005)
  • Mackenzies Bundle: "Mackenzie's Mountain / Mackenzie's Mission / Mackenzie's Pleasure / A Game Of Chance" (2006)
  • At His Mercy: Mackenzies Magic / Heartbreaker / Overload (2008)
  • Duncan's Bride / Loving Evangeline (2008)
  • Exposure: The Cutting Edge / White Lies (2012)

Omnibus in collaboration


  1. ^ Interview with Linda Howard, All About Romance, 2000, retrieved February 15, 2007
  2. ^ Fantastic Fiction retrieved February 15, 2007
  3. ^ Howard, Linda, Random House web site, retrieved February 15, 2007

External links

  • Linda Howard website on the Random House website
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