About Linda Mason

Linda Mason, author, a light skinned Black woman with brown eyes. She is wearing light gold eye shadow, darkened eye brows, and deep pink lipstick along with dangling earrings. She is smiling and has no hair on the top of her head.

FAQs About the Author

1. Where were you born, and where do you live now?
I was born in a small town in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. I only lived there for the first year of my life. I remain in Virginia, spending most of my adult life in Richmond and finally settling in Powhatan for retirement.

2. What kind of books do you like to read?
I love “end time” books of the Bible and mystery/suspense novels.

3. Were you an “A” student in school?

I was never an “A” student in grade school and had to take a math entrance course to get into college. I continue to struggle with all the rules related to English. I don’t allow that struggle to shut me down with writing.

4. Does your family help you write?

No, they do not, although many of my writing ideas derive from family experiences.

5. Is writing difficult for you, and do you ever have “Writer’s Block?”

Writing seems to flow very quickly for me once I’m convinced I must write about that particular topic. I have been known to shut myself down if I’m not confident that I’m affording the subject its due truth. However, editing that work, because there are so many different editing levels, has caused me great stress and always takes longer than I’d prefer.

6. Where do you get your ideas for writing?

I genuinely believe that the Lord inspires all of my writing. Even in my fiction novels, most of the details flowed directly from His voice to me onto the pages, sometimes faster than I could type. I realize that might sound a bit fluffy, but it’s the truth.

7. Do you have any advice for other writers?

If you are not confident enough to believe in yourself, trust in who God has created you, and know that you do not suffer through anything without a purpose larger than yourself. Trust Him to work through you and send you the right mix of helpers and encouragers to get the job done.

8. What is your favorite thing to do?

At the risk of sounding cheesy, my favorite thing is writing and helping others get their writings published.

9. What is your favorite color or food?

My favorite colors are lavender and bold yellow. I love all kinds of greasy, fattening foods that my body will no longer allow me to consume in unlimited amounts. I love all kinds of potatoes, dumplings, cobblers, loads of cheese and butter, pork, beef, seafood, and desserts to no end. But I can’t always have everything I want.

10. Are you married, and do you have children?

I am married to a wonderful man, George Jr., and I have three adult children, Tamara, George III, and Tiena. I also have four beautiful grandchildren.

11. Did you go to college?

Yes. I attended a Community College and received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have Life and Health Insurance certification along with other various certifications, including Praise Dance Ministry.

12. How old were you when you published your first book?

I was 55 when I published my first book, “Moving from Glory to Glory Through Movement, A Comprehensive Study Guide for Dance Ministries.” Since then, I have over 75 published works and am working on more. The inspiration just keeps coming!

13. How old were you when you started writing?

I was about 40 when I started gathering information on several different topics in anticipation of publishing books one day. Many of my earlier books were written from those notes.

14. What is your favorite book or set of books written by you?

Whenever I begin a new project or topic, it always seems to be my favorite. The ones I’m working on now, dedicated to my granddaughter, Piper, fall in that same category. The nine-book series based on the nine gifts of the Spirit found in Galatians, “The Spirit In The Mirror,” is my current favorite. I’m equally fond of the recent book I was inspired to write during the 2020 Corona Virus outbreak, “The COVID-19 Monster”, a children’s book. “I’m a Veggie Hero” is my favorite of the stories in the Toddlers Collection. I’ve included a section for parents highlighting nutritional information about each vegetable mentioned in the story.

15. What is your favorite book or set of books written by another author?

My favorite set of books I couldn’t get enough of (and had a fit when I had to wait for the authors to finish the last of the series) is the Left Behind Series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. I purchased the 13 original books and eventually the teen series as well. I loved both sets. I also bought and read the adult set when they condensed them from 13 to 4 books. I loved them too, even though I couldn’t imagine how they could squeeze 13 books of graphic details into four books of equally graphic details – but they did a fantastic job.

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