Linda has lived in and around the Minneapolis area all of her life and currently resides in the semi-rural town of Medina, where she covers the school board meetings and other events for the local newspaper. Aside from writing full time she is an active participant in both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, a third grade room mother and a Sunday school teacher.
She utilizes the few warm months of the year with camping, tennis, biking, boating and fishing. Other hobbies, when time permits, include reading into the wee hours and visiting dance clubs in the "city."
Her first published novel, SAND PIRATES, under the pseudonym Ellis Hoff, was released in May, 1999.