Thursday, December 31, 2020

Get to know... Authors: CALEB AND LINDA PIRTLE

Today I wanted to surprise authors Caleb Pirtle III and Linda Pirtle with a post especially for them. They are two incredibly talented writers, who like most of us have worked other jobs before settling into writing novels full time.  

Caleb was a newspaper-reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and served for ten years as the travel editor for Southern Living Magazine. 

Linda taught the art of writing and understanding literature for years at three high schools and also Business Communications at Navarro College. 

Caleb and Linda each have wonderfully different writing styles. Both pen suspense, whodunits, thrillers, and mysteries. 

Can you imagine the conversations they probably have at the dinner table? I'm guessing they talk about crime scenes, guns, suspects, and a ton of what-ifs. Oh to be a fly on the wall, just one night while they're enjoying dinner.

Caleb has written more than 80 books, (I need to type that again because it's mind-blowing. He's written more than "80" books) including noir thrillers, but also some nonfiction. His talent doesn't stop there. He's  also penned 2 teleplays:  (1) Gambler V - Playing for Keeps, a miniseries staring Kenny Rogers, Loni Anderson, Dixie Carter, and Mariska Hartigay.  (2) The Texas Rangers, a TV movie for John Milius.

He also has a screenplay to his credit, for one motion picture, Hot Wire

Here's just one of Caleb's many books: 

Linda's stories are cozy mysteries. Her series is titled, The Games We Play, which focuses on how people bent on evil can ruin an innocent, fun game -- The Mah Jongg Murders, Deadly Dominoes, Tarot Terrors, and the most recent in the series: 

Linda has served as an editor for other author's books as well. She's helped Caleb create Venture Galleries, a book publishing company. Together they have - a literary website devoted to connecting readers with today's growing population of authors throughout the world. 

Caleb and Linda are sweet, helpful Texans and incredible word nerds, who've told many stories with their books, teleplays, and screen plays. 

I want to finish this post by saying you should check out all that they have to offer. In my opinion, the best place to start is with their Amazon Author Pages.

Caleb -- On Amazon

Linda -- On Amazon

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