Born and raised in Florida, LINDA RODANTE loves the salt water, the sun and the swamp lands there. Now living in Tennessee, she is loving the mountains and the leaf changes and being able to say Merry Christmas in the Bible belt!
Linda has always loved reading—especially mysteries and romantic suspense novels. As a middle schooler, she found Nancy Drew books thrilling, and then she went on to authors such as Agatha Christie and Mary Stewart. Today, she likes Dee Henderson, Irene Hannon, Kristen Heitzman and many other indie and traditional authors in Christian fiction.
Linda gave her life to Christ at twenty-six and discovered the miraculous love and existence Jesus has to offer. Her life has not always been easy, but has always included joy, laughter, and love. God’s “instruction manual,” she says, is life-altering!
After becoming a Christian, Linda lead prayer and women’s groups at her church. She worked with Concerned Women for America, and for five years as a Center Director for the Pregnancy Center of Pinellas County. Later, she volunteered with a Tampa/Clearwater task force against human trafficking for eight years.
Linda’s first book placed as a finalist in the American Christian Fiction Genesis Contest and encouraged her to keep writing. She is still a member with ACFW, and with Word Weavers International and many online/Facebook Christian writers’ groups.
She and her husband now live in Tennessee. They have two grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and six wonderful grandchildren.
Perry Page Turners welcomes Linda Rodante to Turning a New Page book festival on January 27, 2024 at First Baptist Church, Perry, Georgia.