Born in New England, Linda Watkins’ family moved to Michigan when she was a child. But her east coast roots remained strong and, each summer, she journeyed back to visit relatives in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. Her favorite place to visit was a remote island, accessible only by boat.
When Linda graduated from college, (Carnegie Mellon ’70), she relocated to San Francisco Bay Area where she lived and worked for thirty years. But the allure of that special island remained strong and, in 2006, she packed up her four dogs and belongings and fulfilled her dream, moving to Chebeague Island, Maine (year-round pop. 350).
She lived there for seven wonderful years and, while a resident, she penned her award-winning novel of horror and suspense, MATEGUAS ISLAND (published in April of 2014). In December of that same year, she published the sequel to MATEGUAS, aptly titled, RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND.
Today, she resides in Western Michigan and is at work on the 3rd full-length novel in the Mateguas Series, GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS.
Book Site: www.MateguasIsland.com
Personal Site: www.LindaWatkins.biz
Mateguas Island, A Novel of Terror and Suspense
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 something quite different….On a remote island a troubled family is trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and start over. But unbeknownst to them, the property they have inherited is steeped in ancient magic - magic that could seek to consume and destroy them. An arcane locked box, a strange and foreboding trail into the woods, a seductive young woman, and tales of a malevolent Native American spirit are just some of the perils Karen Andersen must face if she is to find a way to save her family.More info →
Return to Mateguas Island, A Tale of Supernatural Suspense
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!
Ghosts of Mateguas, A Mateguas Island Novel
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.More info →
Secrets, a Story of Love and Betrayal
Bill and Karen Andersen were living the American Dream. Beautiful and successful, they had the world in the palm of their hands. But a foolish indiscretion on Bill's part that he keeps secret, begins the unraveling of their lives. Karen, becoming bitter and angry, as her fairy tale existence falls apart, has to make a decision and, in doing so, finds she has her own little secret - a secret that could destroy them all. SECRETS is the prequel to MATEGUAS ISLAND, a supernatural thriller, available in print at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and as an eBook exclusive to Amazon.More info →