Originally from Ohio where her Amish thrillers are set,
Linda Castillo knew from an early age that she wanted to be a writer—and penned
her first novel at the age of thirteen.The author of twenty-six novels, she is the recipient of numerous
industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt
Medallion, the Golden Heart, and a nomination for the prestigious Rita.
Her debut thriller, SWORN TO SILENCE, garnered starred
reviews from Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and Booklist—and hit the New
York Times bestseller list for four consecutive weeks. The book will soon be made into a two-hour original
movie starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder. The second and third books in
the series, PRAY FOR SILENCE and BREAKING SILENCE, also earned starred reviews
and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.
In her spare time Linda enjoys riding horses, especially
trail riding, and dabbles in barrel racing. She resides in Texas with her
husband, three dogs, a barn cat, and two Appaloosa horses. She’s currently at work on her next novel, a
thriller set in Amish Country and featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.