Award winning author Linda W. Rooks has a passion to help heal marriages, a passion that is fueled by the hope she and her husband found together when their own marriage was restored after a three-year separation.
Two of her books, Broken Heart on Hold, Surviving Separation, and the award winning Fighting for Your Marriage while Separated, A Practical Guide for the Brokenhearted, bring much-needed hope and practical guidance to readers who find themselves in the never-never land of separation. Through her online ministry and the classes she and her husband lead in Central Florida, Linda’s breakthrough strategies continue to help countless numbers of marriages break through times of marital crisis to find healing, reconciliation, and renewal. Because Linda has seen God bring good out of the painful times in her own life and others on so many occasions, her weekly Heart Talk blog regularly encourages people to “find hope in unexpected places.”
As a freelance writer, Linda’s writings have appeared in numerous national publications, including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Focus on the Family, Homelife, Today’s Christian Woman, and many more. Linda has appeared on radio and TV across the North American continent, including Family Life Today and 100 Huntley Street, and is a Marquis Lifetime Achievement honoree, listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. Her book, Fighting for Your Marriage while Separated, won the Golden Scroll Book of the Year Award for 2019. She and her husband are Resource Members on the Troubled Marriages Team of the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries (AMFM).
Linda expresses her more playful side in her children’s book, The Bunny Side of Easter. Using bits of allegory in this winsome adventure story, Linda uses a little rabbit’s heroism to point children to the true hero of Easter.
Linda is a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and is a founding member of Word Weavers, the premier international Christian writers critique group. Linda received a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She and her husband Marv live in Maitland, Florida, have two married daughters, and five grandchildren. Her husband Marv is a professor at Barry University School of Law.
You can listen here to Linda and Marv’s three-part interview on Family Life Today: https://www.familylife.com/podcast/series/fighting-for-marriage-while-separated/