THE LONG-WINDED VERSION
Linda Poitevin was born and raised in B.C., Canada’s westernmost province. Growing up in an era when writing was “a nice hobby, dear, but what are you going to do for a living?”, Linda worked at a variety of secretarial jobs before applying to be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Due to an error in measurement, however, she was turned down when she didn’t meet the height requirement of that time. Undeterred, Linda became a civilian member in the force and was a dispatcher for two and a half years, during which time she met her husband, a police officer.
Following their transfer to Ottawa, Linda went on to become a real estate agent and then a human resources consultant before starting a family. She became a stay-at-home mom, homeschooled her youngest daughter for nine years, and rediscovered her dream of writing and sharing her stories.
Linda currently lives near Ottawa with her husband, youngest of three daughters, one very large husky/shepherd/Great Dane-cross dog, four (!) cats, a rabbit, and various pond goldfish. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found in her garden or walking her dog along the river or through the woods.
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THE SHORT & TO-THE-POINT VERSION
Like most romance writers, Linda Poitevin is a firm believer in happy-ever-afters...especially since she's living her own. But she also knows how hard you have to work at those sometimes, and that's reflected in her stories about people who are as real to her as she hopes they'll be to you. People who live, laugh, cry, and love as hard as they can in this crazy life we all share. In her other-than-writing life, Linda lives just outside Ottawa, Canada's capital, where she is a wife, mom, friend, avid gardener, walker of a giant dog, and keeper of many (many!) pets.