Sunday, September 20, 2015

Linda Weaver Clarke's Lost Love

Linda Weaver Clarke is from Color Country, which is located in southern Utah. It’s a beautiful area full of red mountains, which sits likes an oasis in the middle of the desert.
She travels throughout the United States, teaching and encouraging people to write their family history and autobiography. She is the mother of six daughters and has several grandchildren. Clarke is the author of several historical romances, a mystery/adventure series, a children’s book, and a cozy mystery series. All her books are family-friendly.

Welcome, Linda.
How many books have you written?

I have written 18 books and am working on book number 19. I have written cozy mysteries, mystery suspense, historical romance, children’s, and non-fiction. Each genre was fun to write but my favorite is cozy mystery.
Give a short synopsis of your most recently published book.

Her Lost Love: Amelia Moore Detective Series is the fifth book in this cozy mystery series. Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Julie Anderson feels a need to find the man she fell deeply in love with during her youth. When Julie went off to college to become a lawyer, she lost contact with her high school sweetheart. She now wants to know what became of Joey and why he stopped writing to her? This is an assignment that intrigues Amelia. The thought of finding a long-lost love seems quite romantic.

What challenges did you face while writing this book?

One of the challenges an author faces when writing mysteries is to not divulge too much information and make it too easy for the reader to figure out. I have to give just enough to the reader to make him want to read more, but not enough to have him figure it out too soon. So far, I have been able to fool most of my readers. One reader said an author has never fooled her before, and she was able to figure out the mystery every time. Then she went on to say that I was the first author who surprised her. This book is my fifth cozy mystery and I was able to fool her every time.

Do you travel to do research or for inspiration? Can you share some special places with us?

I travel on the Internet if I can’t go there in person. Because of the intense research I do, I have had people tell me that my descriptions were so well done that they thought I had visited that country. People who actually went to Ireland said I had portrayed it perfectly in The Shamrock Case. I not only research the landscape but the history in that area so I can bring a bit of Ireland to my reader, or a bit of Bali Island in The Bali Mystery, and so on.

Can you tell us your future writing goals/projects?

Absolutely! This cozy mystery series is going to be on audio and I’m so excited about it. The narrator is fantastic and she portrays my characters so well. The accent she uses for someone from another country is impressive. I’m so pleased. She just finished the first book in this series and is about to begin with the second one. As I listened to the audio, I could see everything unfolding before my eyes… or inside my head. Haha.

Where can folks learn more about your books and events?

You can visit my website called Make Believe at to read sample chapters and that will lead the reader to a purchase page. I also have a blog where I write articles about my books at and another blog where I interview authors and have book giveaways at

Are your books available in print and ebook formats?

My books are available in print form and e-book at Barnes and Noble and at Amazon. If you go to, then that site will lead you to the correct bookstore with one click.

Best of luck with all endeavors, Linda!