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Linda Lee Rathbun

Naples, Florida, United States

I am a dual citizen of the United States and Australia. I recently returned to the
States after many years in Australia with my husband, Steve. Steve is a
photographer, and together, we have had over 200 articles published in magazines
worldwide. We have also had four 4WD touring guides to Australia published by
Explore Australia (Hardie Grant).

Aside from reading the work of other writers (many so talented that I wonder why I
bother writing at all) I love to write. Even when a story assignment is not my cup
of tea (like lightening protection in Southwest Florida) I soon find that the topic is
indeed fascinating, and the enthusiasm of those involved in a particular industry is
infectious and I am soon far more interested than I thought possible. I love
traveling, and so travel writing is a natural for me. I truly want to help readers get
the most out of their hard-earned time and money. My travel writing is always
nature-based, though I have to confess that when I'm in a tent after a day of driving
on a dusty, bumpy track in Australia, I wonder why I didn't go the resort route. My
other love is writing novels. Aside from my 4WD touring guides, my books include:

-Natural Wanders in Australia, a travel memoir based on a tour we did in 2000.
-Tjuringa, my first suspense novel, born of my travels in Australia's
Outback, and from my strong attraction to Australia's Aboriginal people.

When traveling, I love to find wonderful settings for my romance novels, such as
Lamington National Park where Emerald Destiny is set, Lord Howe Island
where Magic Surrender is set, and Melbourne where A Twist of Fate is set.
Romances are fun to write since this genre is such a contrast to travel writing
where so much nitty gritty information is required.

I hope my writing expresses my love of nature in general, and of Australia in

For more information and for samples of my articles, excerpts from my books, and
links to where to buy my books online, please visit If
you agree to leave a review of any or all of my books on Smashwords, there are
coupons for free ebook copies on my website.

Thank you.

Interests: nature, hiking, scuba diving, sailing, swimming, READING, WRITING,

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Tjuringa
  • A Twist of Fate
  • Emerald Destiny
  • Magic Surrender
  • Nonfiction

  • 4WD Touring Australia
  • Natural Wanders in Australia
  • 4WD Australia; 50 Short Getaways
  • 4WD Touring Tasmania
  • 4WD Australia; It\'s Yours to Discover & Enjoy