“My WLT story is just getting started. Though I have been writing for many years, I still have a lot to learn.”
— Linda Jones
A member of the Writers’ League since 2022, Linda lives in the Austin, TX area.
Scribe: Welcome, writer! Tell us — what do you write?
Linda Jones: I am writing my memoir.
Scribe: If you could choose one author to blurb your book, who would it be, and what would you want it to say?
LJ: Michelle Obama would say, “What a fascinating story about the life of a baby boomer and how she unexpectedly and courageously broke out of the role expected of young white women during that time in history.”
Scribe: You have one book you’re allowed to push onto all of your friends, and they’re forced to read it to remain your friend — which one would you choose?
LV: I would choose The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver because it is such a good story told from many different viewpoints– mainly about how the man of the household can lead people in his family astray and screw up their lives for ever after.
Scribe: Tell us your WLT story.
LJ: My WLT story is just getting started. Though I have been writing for many years, I still have a lot to learn.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
LJ: After my book is published I hope to write opinion essays for magazines.
Scribe: Here at the WLT, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down? (Bonus points if the book is Texas related!)
LJ: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
LJ: Writing is just one of my talents – I am also an accomplished sewist and gardener, and matriarch of my family.