I have many heroes and one of them is four foot eleven. She’s worked as a tour guide in Europe, was a bookkeeper for a reptile pet store, a cop in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and is a fellow member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Her most impressive achievement is that she’s a prolific writer. I’m talking about Lynda Sandoval
. She’s published sixteen books in nonfiction, romance, chick lit, and young adult. Her protagonists are Latinas trying to get a grip on their crazy world.
Lynda the cop, back when. Yikes!
What I really admire about Lynda is her contagious positive and enthusiastic attitude. One of my favorite stories in her bio is that years ago her book sales were in squid poop territory. By conventional wisdom, her career had the kiss of death. Rather than throw herself a pity-party, Lynda decided to keep writing and marketing herself as if she was a successful writer. Sure enough, Lynda got a great contract for her chick lit book, Unsettling
(an hysterical and poignant tale about female bonding and finding true love).
Lynda works part-time in an emergency call center and spends most of her waking hours volunteering, and writing furiously--churning out an average of four novels a year. And yet, when you meet her, hang on, she’s absolutely kinetic. Cheers.