Author Quick Chat with Linda Rae Sande

Hi, readers! Today I’ve got Linda Rae Sande stopping by for a quick chat.  I posed one question to Linda:

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 

Two Tier Birthday CakeHere’s her answer!

If I could change one thing about myself, it would be my age – I’m wishing I was ten years younger so that I could better enjoy all the activities I’ve become involved in!

Now, your turn. What one thing would YOU change about yourself?


A self-described nerd and lover of science, Linda Rae spent many years as a published technical writer specializing in 3D graphics workstations, software and 3D animation (her movie credits include SHREK and SHREK 2).

An interest in genealogy led to years of research on the Regency era and a desire to write fiction based in that time.

Now running the front office of a busy print shop, she’s developed an appreciation for pretty papers and spends time using them in her scrapbooks. She can frequently be found at the local cinema enjoying the latest movie. During the winter, she enjoys junior hockey and the San Jose Sharks, and an indeterminate number of tropical fish live with her year-round. She makes her home in Cody, Wyoming.

Read more about her books on her website: Linda Rae Sande.



Check out Linda’s latest release:  The Story of a Baron

What will you discover when you read between the lines?

Jeffrey Althorpe is in need of more income for the struggling Sommers barony. As a peer of the realm, he’s not allowed to work, but if he’s able to earn money from a book he’s written – anonymously, of course – no one will be the wiser. A dowry would be easier, but then he would have to find a wife willing to marry a baron.

While her brother, the Earl of Everly, is away on one of his lengthy expeditions, Lady Evangeline is left behind in London to spend her days creating exquisite embroideries and reading books. She’s about to buy The Story of a Baron at The Temple of Muses when Lord Sommers suddenly appears. He’s intent on buying the very same book, but there’s only the one copy.

Desperate to discover what changes his publisher might have made to his story – without letting on he’s the author – Jeffrey suggests they read it together. Evangeline’s sterling reputation could use a bit of scandal, she decides, and so she agrees to Lord Sommer’s proposal.

As the two read The Story a Baron, Evangeline realizes some of the characters and settings are just a bit too familiar. And a bit too close to home. Was she the inspiration for the baron’s secret love, a bold, brash woman whose reputation is in tatters?

With her own reputation suddenly in question, Evangeline finds her life imitating art. How can the book have a happy ending when she wishes she’d never purchased The Story of a Baron?

Story of a Baron



4 thoughts on “Author Quick Chat with Linda Rae Sande

  1. I think that’s an answer many could relate to. As for me, I want to be rid of motion sickness, so that I can travel and see all the marvelous places I enjoy only through the web.

    • Motion-sickness pills don’t help? For me, the most practical change I could make would be if I weren’t so distracted by noise. I love music, but when I’m writing, I want my surroundings as quiet as possible. As you well know, I’m often up writing in the middle of the night because my husband is asleep, the parrot is covered up, and the house is quiet. I can function with a limited amount of noise – now, for instance, Sirius radio is playing softly in the other room (entertainment for the bird), but even that is a little distracting, especially if they play a piece I don’t care for.

      • No, they don’t really help. :/
        Oh, I have a real problem with noise, too. I’m constantly annoying the family because they have to keep the TV volume the lowest possible so I can do my writing job all day.

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