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Spotlight On Indie Author Linda Thackeray
indie author Linda Thackeray
      

Born in a village in Malaysia and delivered by underpaid midwife, and Ann, an irritable new mother (who wouldn't be after 48 hours in labour?), X was named by a deranged grandmother with too much creativity for her own good. Once out of her pain-induced stupor, Ann decided to give her new daughter a proper middle name to avoid the risk of being put into a home later in life. And so, she was called Linda. Linda was an unremarkable child, save a few notable incidents, the discovery that a pot lid is not a substitute for Wonder Woman's tiara (five stitches), four-year old don't need to shave (no stitches but lots of toilet paper) and utility truck drivers are not necessarily qualified operators of their vehicles (seventy stitches). At eight, Linda received religious enlightenment when she saw Star Wars at the Odeon Theatre and hence began her writing career. For many years, the cages of various pets in the Thackeray household were littered with pages from Linda's scribblings. Subjects usually ranged from whatever science fiction show was on television or at the movies. There was lots of Star Wars. At 17, Linda moved to Sydney, Australia and was disappointed it was not occupied by Paul Hogan types with big knives and croc skin jackets but pot-bellied blokes with zinc cream and terry towel hats. Linda's father (also known as that bloke who buys me stuff to piss mum off when she's mad at him) settled in the town of Young, a community of 6000 people with no movie theatre. Linda survived this period in the wilderness by raising kangaroos and writing original works but eventually got saddled down with the necessities of life and though she continued to write, work came first. Work, HBO, comic books and rent. It's a kaleidoscope. Even the kangaroos left out of boredom. In 2014, Linda decided to start writing seriously again. Mostly because Australia's strict gun laws make it very difficult to 'go postal' in the workplace. Moving to Woy Woy, which is Aboriginal for 'Big Water', she's dipped her toes into the Indie pool and found she needs a pedicure. Her books are labours of love and championed by her friends on Facebook. Eventually Creativia Publishers, appalled by Linda's inability to conduct any marketing, offered to publish her books out of sheer exasperation. Supported by two cats named Newt and Humphrey, she spends her days trying to write novels while having unclean thoughts about Michael Fassbender and Jason Statham, sometimes together. Read less

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The Faithful (Mimosa Tales Book 2)

Marshal Kris Jensen was certain he had seen it all until a lone survivor with a monstrous story to tell send him and his friends to Owl Canyon where an unspeakable horror awaits.

Having left his gunslinger past behind him to uphold the law, Kris is now the leader of an eclectic group of lawmen who patrol the town of Mimosa, in 1870’s New Mexico Territory. Together with a lady’s man, a former bounty hunter, a gambler, a seasoned scholar, and an eager-to-learn young greenhorn, Kris spends his days defending Mimosa from corrupt ranchers, outlaws and enemies who threaten the peaceful community.

When a call comes to seek out a convoy of missing homesteaders, something more sinister than Apache raiding parties might be responsible. The lone survivor, a six-year-old girl named Heather tells them a story enough terrify six grown men.

While trying to reach the Organ Mountains, the settlers have wandered into Owl Canyon, a place even the fearless Apache avoid. And the ancient people they met there are hungry. To make matters worse, friendships are tested, while Adrian’s past as a conman is catching up with him with the arrival of an old friend whose lust for gold may lead them to disaster

Are they going to survive it, or is their friendship going to end up destroyed while the hungry devour them?

The Faithful is the second book in The Mimosa Tales series.

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Unspoken - A Mimosa After Dark Story

PROMOTION - 7th - 9th May 2020. A rainy night. A bottle of whiskey. A beautiful woman and two lawmen. Leads to a perfect storm of lusty exploration between town doctor Alex Styles and Winn Turner, but with Kris Jensen present it could be three's a crowd. Or not. As the night progresses and inhibitions are lowered, desires are explored and exploited as Alex finds herself succumbing to the attentions of two captivating men, one who loves her enough to share with another.

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The Hanging (Mimosa Tales Book 1)

1870’s New Mexico Territory is a dangerous place and when the local judge becomes a target of revenge, it's up to Marshal Kris Jensen to prevent the death of an innocent woman. 

Having left his gunslinger past behind him to uphold the law, Kris Jensen is now the leader of an eclectic group of lawmen who patrol the town of Mimosa in 1870’s New Mexico Territory. Together with a lady’s man, a former bounty hunter, a gambler, a seasoned scholar, and an eager-to-learn young greenhorn, Kris spends his days defending Mimosa from corrupt ranchers, outlaws and enemies who threaten the peaceful community.

After Carlton Cahill, nephew to wealthy cattle baron William Cahill is hung for murder, the enraged rancher isn't going to forgive Judge Evan Davis for the death of his kin.  Judge Davis is going to suffer, and so is his widowed daughter-in-law, Holly. Before Davis is killed, Cahill intends to deliver his vengeance and not even the lawmen determined to protect the pretty widow will stand in his way. Cahill does what he wants. And he wants them all dead.

Will Kris and his friends protect Holly, or will Cahill's vengeance doom them all?

The Hanging is the first book in The Mimosa Tales series.

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The Queen of Carleon

When Arianne learns that the birth of her son will bring chaos in the realm, she sets on a quest to ensure this terrible future will never come to pass. Accompanied by the warriors Celene of Angarad and Keira of the Green, Arianne enters a race against time, as an ancient evil prepares to replace her son's soul with a monster. The Queen of Carleon is a tale of adventure, romance and friendship, with an epic battle between good and evil for the soul of an innocent.

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The Patient

Four hundred years ago, the elven realm lost their greatest magician to the modern world. Now, they are returning to avenge the forces that took him…

When the world was known as Avalyne, humans and magical beings lived in harmony upon it. But over time, the elves retreated behind the Veil that separates the modern world from the magical realm.

In the present day, New York psychiatrist Doctor Dan Ellis finds himself treating an elderly homeless man, brought in for vandalizing the imposing Malcolm Industries building. The old man insists on calling Dan ‘War Dragon’ but can recall nothing of his own past or identity.

But Dan is not the only one interested in the old man’s treatment. Malcolm Industries are keen for Doctor Ellis to hand the petty criminal over to them, for reasons unexplained…

Meanwhile, three elven brothers slip from behind the Veil to search the world for the evil that befell their greatest protector. But all is not as it appears, and it seems their allies are every bit as concealed as their foes.

As Dan struggles to reinstate his patient’s memory, he discovers a dangerous secret that threatens not only his life, but the lives of those around him.

Can magic triumph over an invisible evil that has ruled the planet for centuries?

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Reckoning (Mimosa Tales Book 3)

Decades ago, Marshal Kris Jensen brought a man to justice.
Now his past is returning to threaten everything he holds dear...

Having left his gunslinger past behind him, Kris is now the leader of an eclectic group of lawmen who patrol the town of Mimosa, in 1870’s New Mexico Territory.

Together with a lady’s man, a former bounty hunter, a gambler, a seasoned scholar, and an eager-to-learn young greenhorn, Kris spends his days defending Mimosa from corrupt ranchers, outlaws and ruthless cannibal cults.

Determined to rebuild his life as a law-abiding citizen, Kris tentatively courts local newspaper editor, Holly Davis, in the hopes of settling down. For Kris, Holly is the promise of a settled, peaceful life – something he now wants very much.

But then an old enemy resurfaces, intent on destroying Kris’s life and everyone around him.

As the attacks escalate from a reputation-damning scandal, to a near-fatal shooting and vicious assault, Kris finds himself wildly trying to track down the killer before everything he loves is taken away from him.

Can Kris protect his loved ones and lay the tortured ghosts of dirty deeds to rest?

Reckoning is the third book in The Mimosa Tales series.

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