I was born and raised in San Diego, California and earned a BA in English from San Diego State University and an MLS from UCLA. I began my career as a reference and collection development librarian in the Art and Music Section of the San Diego Public Library and then transferred to the Literature and Languages Section, where I had the pleasure o.... more
I was born and raised in San Diego, California and earned a BA in English from San Diego State University and an MLS from UCLA. I began my career as a reference and collection development librarian in the Art and Music Section of the San Diego Public Library and then transferred to the Literature and Languages Section, where I had the pleasure of managing the Central Library’s Fiction collection and initiating fiction order lists for the entire library system. Although I also enjoy reading biography, memoir, and history, fiction remains my first love. In addition to the three R’s—reading, writing, and research—I enjoy Scrabble, movies, and travel.
My earliest ambition was to be a “book maker” and I wrote my first story, “Judy and the Fairies,” with a plot stolen from a comic book, at the age of six. I broke into print in college with a story in the San Diego State University literary journal, The Phoenix, but most of my magazine publications came after I left the library to spend more time on my writing
My stories have been published in Eclectica, The Binnacle, The Nassau Review, Orbis, Thema Literary Journal, Verandah Literary & Art Journal, Short Story America, San Diego Writers’ Monthly, The Storyteller Anthology, I-70Review,34th Parallel, and the anthologies Short Story America, Vol. 2 and The Captive and the Dead. Four stories, including two as yet unpublished, received honorable mention in the Short Story America Prize for Short Fiction contests. The Wild Rose Press published five novels, Seventeen Days (2018),The Rebound Effect (2019), Guilty Knowledge (2020), Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking (2021), and Bridges (2022).
Linda Griffin's Projects
In this sequel to Stonebridge, it is 1959, and Rynna Wyatt's abusive husband Ja... more
In 1963, Neil Vincent, a middle-aged World War II veteran and “Christian atheist,” is working at Wes... more
She’s a witness. She may be lying. And he’s falling in love with her.
Detectives Jesse Aaron an... more
Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking
Software engineer Reid Lucas loves to cook and has a history of falling in love with married women. ... more
Four couples, four stories: Darien Francis and Richard Li meet during a bank robbery, but she'... more
Divorcee Jenna Scott moves to a quiet California fishing village during the first Gulf War to make a... more
After the death of her mother, Rynna Dalton comes to live with her imperious great-grandmother and h... more
Sweethearts Eric Leidheldt and Desiree Chauveau are spending a weekend at his uncle's cabin when the... more
The Rebound Effect
Teresa Lansing is the small town single mother of a deaf six-year-old boy. Her ex is still trying to... more