ABOUT THE AUTHOR LINDA STYLE is the bestselling, award-winning author of fifteen novels, and the co-author of The Bootcamp for Novelists Basic Training Manual: What you need to know before you write your novel. In addition to her writing, Linda co-founded Bootcamp for Novelists Online, a full-featured writing program, where she taught the advanced techniques module. Her new book, BEYOND THE FIRST DRAFT: Writing Techniques of the Pros, is a compilation of her online courses. With degrees in behavioral science and in journalism, Linda has worked in a number of jobs from director of a state mental health program to magazine editor. She's worked as a copy editor at Entangled Publishing and is the president of Editing with Style, an editing service for writers. Linda's novel awards include the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and the Orange Rose Award for Best Book of the Year. Most recently, she was featured in a USA Today interview to talk about her book, A SOLDIER'S SECRET, which was also picked as one of USA Today's best 2012 romance novels. Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America, The International Thriller Writer's Association, Novelists, Inc., and Sister's In Crime. One of her favorite things to do is talking with writers when she lectures and conducts workshops at writers' groups and conferences across the country. You can read more about Linda, her books, and her workshops on her website at LindaStyle.com. Linda's books are available on Amazon and other book outlets in both digital and print.