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Linda Watkins currently resides in Sedona, Arizona and, in another life, was a Senior Clinical Financial Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine. Born on the east coast, she grew up in a suburb of Detroit. Upon graduation from college (Carnegie Mellon, '70), she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived and worked for most of her adult life. In 2006, she packed up her belongings and, along with her 3 rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine.

It was on this island that she wrote her first novel, MATEGUAS ISLAND and, since publication, the novel has garnered the following awards:

  • 2014 Gold Medal, Supernatural Fiction, READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD COMPETITION
  • 2014 First Place Award, Contemporary Gothic, CHANTICLEER BOOK REVIEW, PARANORMAL AWARDS
  • 2015 Outstanding Novel in Horror/Suspense, IAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Mateguas Island: A Novel of Terror and Suspense
Book #1: $3.99

What could be more idyllic than to live on an island off the coast of Maine? That's what Bill Andersen thought when he moved his family to Mateguas. But Mateguas is more than just pristine beaches nestled between rocky shores. No, Mateguas is really something quite different...

"Surprising twists and turns and a powerful old box filled with magic: these are the elements of a fine horror story that slowly builds its plot with believable protagonists and engrossing color...Any who like horror stories and gothic fiction will find Mateguas Island an exceptional read." ~ Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"In Watkins's slow-building haunted house novel, the new home that's supposed to save a disintegrating family turns out to hold horrors from the past...The human drama and supernatural dread intertwine, and Watkins keeps the reader invested in Bill and Karen's fates." ~ PUBLISHERS' WEEKLY

"...a fast-paced and unpredictable story that is both spooky and entertaining. Mateguas Island is an absorbing horror tale and is highly recommended." ~ Jack Magnus for READERS' FAVORITE

RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND: A Tale of Supernatural Suspense
Book 2! $3.99

A young woman, searching for answers ...
A man, trying desperately to remember what he has forgotten ...
What secrets lie buried?
What mysteries are waiting, patiently, beneath this island's pristine exterior?
Come back ... back to the mythos, passion, and magic ...
RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND!

RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND is the recipient of the 2015 First Place Award for Contemporary Gothic Fiction, Chanticleer Book Review Paranormal Awards and was also named a Finalist in Horror/Suspense in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards.

GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS ISLAND: A Tale of Supernatural Suspense
Book 3! $3.99

The body of a young girl, found floating in the icy waters of Scarborough Marsh...
Six men, over a span of thirty-five years, disappear without a trace...
A harbinger of evil, so ancient it defies memory, surfaces on the rocky shores of Mateguas...

Journey, with Karen and her family, back to the mythos, passion, and magic, and join her as she seeks to finally lay to rest the ... GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS.

GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS is the third full-length novel in highly acclaimed, award-winning, MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES.