Linda Lucas, who was born on 13 September in Rio, Brazil but grew up in sunny South Florida, USA, learned to tell stories at an early age. When she and her true-life hero married, Mr. Linda Sankpill, they moved to five cities in seven years! They eventually settled down, and Linda began her first career as a stockbroker and certified financial planner in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. After her mother had a disabling stroke, Linda and her husband moved to southern California to be nearby, and there Linda began her writing career. After her mother's passing, Linda and her husband moved back to South Florida and now live near the Florida Keys.
Linda jumped at the chance to change careers to write for Silhouette Books back in 2002. She's appeared on the Waldenbooks bestseller list many times. To date, her novels have been translated into more than sixteen languages, sold in over twenty-two countries and have won numerous awards, including the 2007 Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Shadow Force. Adding suspense to her emotional love stories has taught her a lot about the looking deep to find the truth that lies within us all. She's found that taking a journey to the truth can be one of the most challenging voyages in life. Though her life is crammed with writing projects, she manages to find time for family, reading on the beach, boat riding and her favorite hobby—shopping! She has a secret passion for NASCAR and roots for her favorite drivers whenever she gets the chance!