Award winning author, Linda Wood Rondeau is a native of Central New York, graduating from North Syracuse High School and later Houghton College. She moved to Northern New York where she met and married Steve Rondeau, her best friend in life, and managed a career in human services before becoming a professional writer. Moving from their small rural community, the couple now resides in Jacksonville, Florida. While adjusting to a teeming city presents numerous challenges, the author has discovered that the favorable temperatures allow her to follow another great passion–golf, a sport often mentioned in her books.
Rondeau’s fiction, while containing humorous elements, hits home for those suffering with psycho-social issues. Drawing upon her more than 25 years in human services, Rondeau tackles subjects like post traumatic stress disorder, autism, child abuse, depression and marital conflict.
Rondeau’s most recent release,A Father’s Prayer (also listed as A Christmas Prayer) is a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Selah Awards as well as the ACFW Carol Awards and features an autistic child who, along with his caregiver, and a country singer, learns that even what seems like conflicting prayer requests are answerable by God. This book joins Rondeau’s previous fiction releases: The Other Side of Darkness,the winner of the 2012 Selah Award for best first novel, It Really IS a Wonderful Life,a favorite Christmas book, Days of Vines and Roses, a chilling suspense and Joy Comes to Dinsmore Street. A mini-novel, Jolly Angel, is available in the Blue Heaven Romances Anthology as well as separately in ebook form. Rondeau’s non-fiction book, I Prayed for Patience God Gave Me Children is highly acclaimed and is evident of her humorous style found in both her fiction and non-fiction.
Rondeau’s personal blog, This Daily Grind, reflects the author’s concern for the family unit and the various social issues that challenge our spiritual walk. She also manages a multi-author devotional blog, Life to the Fullest.
The author is a breast cancer survivor as well as a recovering food addict and is available to speak to your groups about autism or other issues that challenge family unity such as addiction or abuse.
The author loves to hear from readers. You may contact her through her website, www.lindarondeau.com, on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Pinterest or via any of her publishers.