Using words to bear good fruit!

Linda F. Beed

Quiet time with my Bible and a big cup of coffee keeps me grounded. I love creating with my hands and  acknowledge that I am a craft and fabric hoarder with no desire for deliverance. I'm not afraid of color. I love to laugh and am an admitted news junkie.

 My  literary journey began with a submission to a short-story contest. That story turned into my first inspirational novel. Disturbed by what I was told the story had to be turned into in order to for it to be competitive, I  established On Assignment Publications and released Business Unusual the first book in 'The Covenant' series. That work was followed with Flavorfulmy contribution to  Home Again: Stories of Restored Relationships. That anthology became a 2011 best anthology of the year nomination.

Her Gifts, the first in the 'Living His Love' series is my first inspirational romance novella. That work will be followed by the novel Through the Fire, the second in the Covenant series.

As a literary professional I have shared in the success of national literary events such the Romantic Times Convention and the Black Writers and Reunion Conference and Retreat as a instructor, facilitator and speaker. I also severed as a contributing columnist for Shades of Romance digital magazine. 

Expanding my desire to reach the youth I have combined storytelling with doll styling to teach our history and encourage youth to reach beyond what they're told they can accomplish.

I'm a lover of life whose passion  is expressed through teaching and the arts. My joy in encouraging others is fueled by my commitment to children's ministry, authorship, public speaking and as a doll stylist. I believe that every day is an opportunity to grow beyond our comfort zone. The stories that I pen are meant to provoke thought, plant seeds of hope, and entertain by combining life situations with characters we can identify with. They are characters whose situations will cause them to understand the power of faith or  possibly find themselves in a struggle to apply faith to their situation.