Linda Varner Palmer has been writing for as long as she can remember and actually has a letter from her third grade teacher to her parents, predicting her success. In 1989, she sold her first romance to Silhouette Books, writing as Linda Varner. She wrote twenty more over the next ten years, with all being translated and sold worldwide. She was a Romance Writers of America (RWA) Rita finalist in 1993 and 1996. Linda is currently focusing on teen romances with a paranormal twist and has collaborated with her daughter Julie Kimbrell on two books. Her YA novel THE CINDERELLA SWAP won the Electronic Publishing Industry Coaltion's (EPIC) 2011 award in the YA category. Another YA novel, NIGHTMARE,INTERRUPTED, won the 2012 award. Linda also loves to create book covers.