Author of two apocalyptic novels, with part III of the trilogy in-progress. Prodigal Journey, released in 2000, won the Cornerstone Publishing Fiction Book of the Year Award.
LDStorymakers, Inc., released the well-received sequel, Refining Fire, in June 2004.
Co-author of Publishing Secrets and Writing Secrets through LDStorymakers, Inc., and contributor to Famous Family Nights by Anne Bradshaw.
Published short fiction and poetry in Calyx, Lynx Eye, Irreantum, Limestone Circle, and Meridian Magazine, among others.
Degree in English, Brigham Young University, 1990.
I, my ever-loving husband and soulmate, and our six children (yes, I said 6) are all active, practicing members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I was born in Maryland and raised in Hollister, California. We have lived in Hood River, Oregon and Auburn, Washington, two of my favorite spots in the world. Our 13 years in Jackson County, Missouri sparked my interest in writing a trilogy using apocalyptic events set in the Midwest. We now live in the San Fransisco Bay Area. I travel for speaking engagements and music performances when expenses are met.
I am also a singer-songwriter, and perform locally at various open mics and gigs.
I have many other interests, including drawing, painting, photography, thread crochet, yoga, animals and animal rights, cats, dogs especially Keeshonden, travel, music and live concerts in most all genres, and of course reading–especially science fiction. I have a passion for theater, film, and comedy improv. Unusual fact: It’s rare for me to watch a movie or book more than once. My favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkein, Madeleine L’Engle, Orson Scott Card, Anne Tyler, Andre Norton, William Shakespeare, Toni Morrison, Charles Dickens, and Anne McCaffrey. My favorite songwriters include Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Amy Grant, Sandi Patty, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May, Kurt Cobain, Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page, not really in that order, but that’s about the order in which I discovered them.
I am the diva-in-residence of The Gospel of Rock, a blog exploring Christian themes in rock & roll lyrics.
“Prodigal Journey” (2000)
Review by Danielle Earl: “Prodigal Journey” was a very well written, captivating book! I picked it up and couldn’t put it down until it was done! Decided to read it a 2nd time months later, and although I had already read the book, I couldn’t put it down AGAIN! This story is set many years in the future, and we follow the struggles of a girl named Alyssa as she journeys through life during the turmoil of a world that has really gone downhill! I really enjoy “last days” fiction, and this is BY FAR the best I’ve read! Highly recommend this book, but be sure to sit down in a comfortable chair with lots of light available, because you’re not going to be putting the book down until it’s done!”
“Refining Fire” (2004) (1st Printing is SOLD OUT)
Review by Anne Bradshaw: “Refining Fire” held my interest right to the end. I didn’t want it to finish. The characters are so real, I can’t get them out of my head and I’m intrigued to see how the story progresses in Volume 3. Linda Paulson Adams is a writer to be admired and followed, in both the LDS and National market. She faces life square on–and deals with possible future events in ways that made me gasp. A galloping good saga!”