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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Linda Mickey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1951 in Beloit, Wisconsin

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Illinois Connection

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

    Kyle Shannon Mystery Series
  • Defective Goods, Finish Off Press, 2004
  • Horse Power, Finish Off Press, 2006
  • Help Wanted, Finish Off Press, 2011
  • Greased Wheels, Finish Off Press, 2011Non-Fiction
  • Dollars & Sense for Writers, Finish Off Press, 2010

Selected Titles At Your Library

Defective goods :
ISBN: 0983377812. OCLC Number:

Finish Off Press,. Libertyville, IL :. 2004.

The ink is barely dry on her employer's contract with Drip Not Paint when temporary worker Kyle Shannon finds herself having coffee with a corpse. And you thought starting a new job was tough! Hired to sort out problems with customer service, Kyle soon discovers irregularities in the family-owned business aren't limited to the inventory. She investigates, only to learn that, chillingly, the murdered man had been following the same trail and now his killer is stalking her.

Horse power :
ISBN: 0983377820. OCLC Number:

Finish Off Press,. Libertyville, IL :. 2006.

Help wanted :
ISBN: 0983377839. OCLC Number:

Finish Off Press,. Libertyville, IL :. ©2011.

Greased wheels :
ISBN: 0983377804. OCLC Number:

Finish Off Press,. Libertyville, IL :. 2002.

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 and sense for writers :
ISBN: 0615273068. OCLC Number:

Finish Off Press,. Libertyville, IL :. ©2010.



Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Linda Mickey presents many workshops listed on her website - http.