Linda was born in a small mining village at the southern edge of the Durham coalfield in the Northeast of England. She had a lifelong passion for history and historical fiction and a five week independent tour of Spain in 1988 was a life-changing event. She became interested in Spain's history. She wanted to know more, much more. She studied Spanish and then started reading Spanish sources. Many exciting days were to follow in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid, other public and private libraries in Spain, and the British Library in London. During 2007-08 VeritasPublishing published her Spanish Hapsburg Trilogy: That Other Juana. (Juana la Loca). A Matter of Pride (Charles V, HRE) and Wives & Other Women (Philip II of Spain). In 2009 That Other Juana (Joana, a Louca) was published in Portugal by Editorial Presenca and in January 2012 it published A Matter of Pride (Uma Questao de Orgulho). In February 2012 Joana, a Louca.was published in Brazil by Editora Europa (Sao Paulo) and in September of 2013 they published Carlos V."