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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Linda Mickey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Non-Fiction

Born: 1951 in Beloit, Wisconsin

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Mickey lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Like her protagonist Kyle Shannon, Linda Mickey was employed by a staffing agency. After a twelve-year career in which she saw everything from knife-toting secretaries to drunken vice presidents, Mickey had plenty of motive to write a mystery series featuring a temporary office worker. She is currently employed as the office manager of a small accounting firm, dividing her time between tax returns and murder.She has also written the ebooks, ''Test Scores'' - the latest in her Kyle Shannon Mystery series, ''Chicago Dawn'', ''Life Everlasting'' and ''Pills, Party and a Prom Date.'' The second edition of her non-fiction book, ''Dollars and Sense for Writers,'' is in an eformat as well.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Defective Goods: A Kyle Shannon Mystery
ISBN: 0983377812

Finish Off Press. 2004

Driving to a new temporary assignment, Kyle Shannon spills her coffee . . . and is stained by murder. Kyle's job is in the customer service department of Drip Not Paint. However, her new routine becomes anything but when her home is burglarized and key documents disappear. Confronted by corporate politics and deadly agendas, all too aware a dangerous stranger knows where she lives, Kyle chips away at secrets several layers thick and generations old. What she discovers is that, in a family business, greed has no boundaries...her co-workers aren't who they seem to be...and even the best quality control can't guarantee her safety.

Horse Power: A Kyle Shannon Mystery
ISBN: 0983377820

Finish Off Press. 2006

Temp worker Kyle Shannon is plagued by more than the messy office at Bright Hope Equestrian Center. She's about to confiscate a deadbeat owner's horse, one of Bright Hope's partners is missing, and Sunny Disposition has suddenly gone berserk. To make matters worse, the two-legged clients are more high-strung than the four-legged ones. As the police investigate the human remains discovered behind the barn, many think the bones belong to a missing farmhand who was dealing drugs. Kyle isn't convinced but after she stumbles over a piece of evidence and lands in the hospital, Kyle knows one thing for sure: there's a murderer out there who isn't horsing around.

Help Wanted: A Kyle Shannon Mystery
ISBN: 0983377839

Finish Off Press. 2011

The holidays have arrived but Kyle Shannon isn't feeling festive. Her lover may be leaving, and her friend Tiffany is in the financial pits. Things aren't right at Office Right, either. On assignment within the company, she finds bottoming sales, temps with attitude, and a boss as frosty as a snowman. Then somebody murders a manager and all the ho-ho-ho goes up the chimney. Forced to add "find the killer" to their holiday wish list, Kyle and Detective Ian Page face a jumble of confusing facts until a tragic accident forces them to look at the case from a new perspective. This Christmas will be a slay-ride for sure.

Greased Wheels a Kyle Shannon Mystery
ISBN: 0983377804

Finish Off Press. 2011

While on a temp assignment at the corporate offices of a large manufacturer, Kyle Shannon learns that some people will do anything to get what they want. After a county politician is found dead in a forest preserve and a treasured local landmark is threatened, Kyle examines what she thinks she knows about the people she considers friends. One of them is probably a killer.

Dollars & Sense for Writers
ISBN: 0615273068

Finish Off Press. 2010

Here is a plain-talk look at the business aspects of writing. Learn how to dissect a contract, talk to an accountant about a writing business, and evaluate marketing efforts. This manual helps writers know what they don't know about their writing business and publishing. It provides tools they can use to survive and thrive within a rapidly changing industry.


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