Linda McLaughlin spent most of her childhood with her head in the proverbial clouds while dreaming of worlds long past or never created. An only child, she played in the attic with her imaginary friend Ricardo and his horse. (She’s still not quite sure how Ricardo got the horse into the attic.) Needless to say, much of her early childhood is a haze, and she has only a few memories of actual events. She still does not know why her second grade teacher didn’t like her, unless it was for asking too many precocious questions.
Her fifth grade teacher said, “Linda has a mind of her own.” That pronouncement caused momentary panic in the maternal bosom, but all turned out well. Despite her inattention in class–often because she was focused on the novel hidden in her lap instead of her textbook–Linda managed to graduate from high school, college and earn a Master’s Degree in Library Science. She enjoyed library work as it fits her compulsively helpful nature.
A book junkie and history buff from an early age, she enjoyed listening to her grandmother’s stories of life in the past, including how her ancestors lived in a log cabin and fought in the Civil War. So it’s only natural she prefers writing historical romance. She loves transporting her readers into the past where her characters learn that, in the journey of life, love is the sweetest reward.
As Lyndi Lamont, she pens steamy romance, a license to be naughty, at least between the pages of her books.
A late bloomer, Linda beat the odds and married at the age of forty. Now widowed, she lives in Orange County, California, and plans to travel as often as possible. She has also written under the pseudonym Lyn O’Farrell with her friend and writing partner Anne Farrell..