The Writing View From There to Here ~ A Guest Post by Author Linda Rondeau

Author of  AMERICA II: THE REFORMATION, Linda Rondeau, visits us here today to share with us a view of her writing space. So without further ado, I turn my site over to Linda…

My office space is much like an unfinished novel. I have the nuts and bolts but it needs layering. The walls are painted a blue green, peaceful, reminding me of my favorite pastime with my husband, walking the beach.

A year and a half ago, due to health issues, I crammed what I could in my little Ford Focus and headed south, leaving my wonderful husband of 34 years behind as well as my cat of ten years. My job was to play Daniel Boone and map out a trail for our retirement in Northern Florida. Hubby will finally rejoin me this month when he officially retires. This year and four months of transition has provided a variety of writing spaces for me to get used to. For the first three weeks, I visited family and friends on the trip down, and my office space was whatever bed I had to sleep on. Then I moved into a small one-bedroom apartment, and adjustment after leaving a large four-bedroom two story home. My writing space became a counter top opposite my kitchen area, so small I had no room for a file cabinet.

Winner of the 2012 Selah Award for best first novel (The Other Side of Darkness/Harbourlight), LINDA RONDEAU, writes for the reader who enjoys a little bit of everything. Her stories of redemption and God’s mercies include romance, suspense, the ethereal, and a little bit of history into the mix, always served with a slice of humor. Walk with her unforgettable characters as they journey paths not unlike our own. After a long career in human services, mother of three and wife of one very patient man, Linda now resides in Florida where she is active in her church and community. Readers may visit her web site at Her second book, written under L.W. Rondeau, America II: The Reformation, Trestle Press, is a futuristic political thriller published is now available in ebook on and Barnes and Noble. Print edition will be available September 7.  

Following unprecedented climatic changes, resultant pestilence and war brought the world into chaos. Eventually, each nation surrendered its sovereignty to form a global democracy, initially known as The Accord. However, the democratic government proved too weak and was soon replaced by a faux democratic rule.

The year is 2073, and current governor of Western America Province, Edwin Rowlands, is poised to become the Constitutional Government’s second president. Many fear that the sweeping reforms found in his proposed Preservation Act will set him up as a dictator. If enacted, defection both past and present would become a crime punishable by death, thus bringing all outlands into crushing subjection.

While most believe reform is critical, factions disagree on how to prevent the Preservation Act from becoming law. Ahmed Farid, second President, believes reform can be managed within the existing government. Leader of the Revolutionary Army, Jimmy Kinnear, trusts only in military intervention. However, Jacob Goodayle, Chairman of Western America’s illegal outland government, favors separatism.

As tensions rise, civil war seems imminent. Who will be the voice of reason in a world on the verge of a third dark age?

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2 thoughts on “The Writing View From There to Here ~ A Guest Post by Author Linda Rondeau

  1. Wow, brave! I’ve always wanted to wander like that, but wouldn’t be able to leave my cats, so would need an RV. Maybe if I win the lottery or something… :-) Great post, thanks!

  2. Great things for you, Linda! My wife has such a need to live in Florida we may well be neighbors next year. It will be hard to leave Thailand but the sea is always calling me– that and listening to my wife, who has all the brains. Best of luck and enjoy!

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