Originally from Ohio where her Amish thrillers are set, Linda Castillo
knew from an early age that she wanted to be a writer—and penned her
first novel at the age of thirteen. The author of twenty-seven novels,
she is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne
du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion, the Golden Heart,
and a nomination for the prestigious Rita.
Her debut thriller,
SWORN TO SILENCE, was recently adapted into a two-hour original movie
titled AN AMISH MURDER starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder. Her
Amish thrillers routinely appear on the New York Times bestseller list.
In her spare time Linda enjoys riding horses, especially trail riding,
and dabbles in barrel racing. She resides in Texas with her husband,
three dogs, a barn cat, and two Appaloosa horses. She’s currently at
work on her next novel, a thriller set in Amish Country and featuring
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.
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