About Linda Mims

photoshop-lindaA creator of tales since I was a child, writing has always been my thing. At age 12, I sold a story to my grandmother for twenty-five cent, and it was a big deal for me. My father’s more practical advice was, “Get a good education and find a real job.”

After retiring from my “real job” as a teacher and eventually, a principal, I started writing a story that would eventually become a novel, The Neon Houses.

Neon was born out of a night of drinking with friends. We observed that, more and more, people were losing interest in reading. We joked that in a couple more decades this country could be holding Reading Night at the Park for citizens who couldn’t read.

I rolled that idea around until it developed into a whole society of have-nots. Once the idea got rolling, images cascaded into The Neon Houses.  (https://buff.ly/2InChEu)

Currently, I’m kicking around Neon 2, and I’ll keep you updated on its progress here. I’ll also share some stories and recipes that come out of my life and my kitchen in a small suburban town about 30 miles outside of Chicago. There, and here, I’ll cook, garden, blog, and support my writing community.

7 thoughts on “About Linda Mims

  1. Hi Linda.

    I saw you somewhere around in a bed of tulips. It was so beautiful. I just love flowers. They make you feel good. Now back to the Conference. Love you!

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    1. Shirley, you are so kind! Tulips are gone but I’m almost ready to post pictures of my summer garden and pots. I love flowers 💐 🌸 🌺. Thanks for making my day! Love you, too.


  2. Hello! It’s lovely to read more about you, Linda. I am happy to be a member of the RRBC where I get to meet upstanding people like you. I am following you and look forward to reading your posts. 🙂


  3. Hi Linda, I just want to thank you for all your wonderful support. I’m really looking forward to reading the completed version of your book The Neon Houses.


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