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. She's published thirty books for three New York
publishing houses and won numerous industry awards, including a
nomination by the International Thriller Writers for Best Hardcover, the
Golden Heart, the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and a
nomination for the prestigious Rita.
Her debut thriller,
Sworn to Silence, garnered starred reviews from Library Journal,
Publisher's Weekly, and Booklist--and spent four weeks
on the New York Times bestseller list. The following
books in the series also hit the NYT and USA Today
lists and became international bestsellers. Sworn to Silence
was recently adapted into a two-hour original movie re-titled An
Amish Murder and starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder.
In her spare time, Linda enjoys trail riding, and dabbles in barrel
racing. She resides in Texas with her husband, two rescued Blue
Heelers, 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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