Linda Wilson

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Articles, Children’s, Mystery

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Linda Wilson, a former elementary teacher and Institute of Children’s Literature graduate, has published over 150 articles for children and adults, six short stories for children, and three children’s books. She has two daughters, Kim and Tracy, who inspired her stories when they were younger. Linda is the facilitator for the New Mexico Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Third Saturday Critique group, and has written posts for the Writers on the Move blog since 2013. She is a classical pianist and loves to go to the gym. But what Linda loves most is to make up stories and connect with her readers.

More from Linda

Currently, Book 2 in the Abi Wunder series, Secret in the Mist, is being illustrated and will be available soon. A work-in-progress is a story about ducks based on a true story, which encourages readers to feed ducks food that is good for them such as lettuce leaves and grains rather than bread. For terrific articles on writing and marketing, check out


Title: Secret in the Stars: An Abi Wunder Mystery
Published: 2020
Genre: Chapter Book

Eleven-year-old Abi becomes stranded at an old country inn that’s rumored to be haunted. Is it true? Did the innkeeper’s ghost really appear to her and ask for her help? With only hours left, Abi and her new friend, Jess, must search for answers. In the process, Abi discovers strengths she didn’t know she possessed, including the ability to see her first ghost!

Available for Sale


Title: A Packrat’s Holiday: Thistletoe’s Gift
Published: 2021
Genre: Chapter Book

On this cold winter’s holiday eve, Thistletoe Q. Packrat sat in the parlor, his chin in his paws. The cupboards were bare. Poor Mama. There would be no holiday feast this year. His only chance were the cowboys coming through on a cattle drive and staying the night. Finding scraps of food and bringing them home would be tricky. Thistletoe had no idea how he could do it. He would just have to try.

Available for Sale


Title: Tall Boots
Published: 2021
Genre: Chapter Book

Ashley wants to win a blue ribbon at the 4-H Horse Show—but there’s one problem. She has to wear her old red rubber riding boots. Her mother is willing to invest in knee-high riding boots, but Ashley needs to prove to her that she’s committed to riding. When she walks her Welsh Mountain Pony, Lacy, into the ring, something is wrong. None of the riders look familiar. She shouts, “There’s been a mistake!” but her plea blows away in the wind. How can Ashley earn a pair of tall boots now?

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