Interview with Linda Matchett – I2B023

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Episode 23 of the Ideas to Books Podcast features an interview with historical mystery novelist Linda Matchett, who writes primarily in the World War II era.

Meet Linda:

Linda MatchettLinda Shenton Matchett is a journalist, blogger of all things historical, and author. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, Linda has lived in historical places most of her life-from Edison, New Jersey (named for the famed inventor of the lightbulb) and Washington, DC to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (reputed to be the oldest summer resort in America).

A freelance writer for over ten years, her articles and devotionals have appeared in numerous print and online publications. A varied career has included stints as a crisis counselor, human resources professional, bed and breakfast owner, and youth center director. She is currently the Front of House and Catering Manager for a boarding high school.

In her off hours, she can be found volunteering as a docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and as a Trustee for the Wolfeboro Public Library. She is active in her church where she serves as treasurer, usher, choir member, and Bible study leader.

Linda is also a motivational speaker. Available topics include Life on the (WWII) Home Front, The Women’s Land Army of America, Women War Correspondents, More than Rosie The Riveter, In Her Own Words, The Writer’s Life, The Proverbs 31 Gal: The Woman We Love to Hate, and Ruth: Lessons from a Foreigner.

Her blog, History, Mystery, & Faith, contains posts on little known facts about WWII, information about writers from the Golden Age of mystery writers (1930s and 1940s), author interviews, and adventures in research.

About Linda’s newest book:

Under Fire by Linda MatchettSet in April 1942, Under Fire tells the story of Ruth Brown whose missing sister Jane is declared dead. Convinced her sister is still alive, Ruth follows clues from their small New Hampshire town to war-torn London trying to find her.

Discovering that Jane has been murdered results in a faith crisis for Ruth, and she decides she must find Jane’s killer. With the help of a German resistance member, Ruth catches the culprit and renews her relationship with God.

Where to purchase Under Fire:

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