Authors, Don and Linda Pendleton
Linda Pendleton and her husband, novelist Don Pendleton, wrote the nonfiction inspirational book, “To Dance With Angels,” which was published in hardcover in 1990 and has had five editions. Linda wrote a new Introduction to their classic book and published an Amazon Kindle and new print edition in 2011. Considered to be a definitive study of man’s spiritual nature and place in the universe, “To Dance With Angels” is structured around in-depth interviews with the “grand spirit,” Dr. Peebles and explores life after death, reincarnation, spirit guides, and spirit communication. James Martin Peebles lived from 1822 until 1922, and has communicated from the other side throughout the years since his death. For Don and Linda Pendleton, “To Dance With Angels” was a book that had to be written.
Linda wrote “Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom: The Spiritual Psychology of the Grand Spirit, Dr. Peebles,” a follow-up to “To Dance With Angels,” in which Dr. Peebles speaks again, this time through Linda Pendleton. In the parting of the veil between worlds, Linda discusses with Dr. Peebles his spiritual psychology and ways to incorporate his teachings into our daily lives. She also shares with readers biographical history of the terrestrial life of Dr. Peebles, showing the parallel of his lifelong spiritual philosophies and his current teachings that now come to us from the spirit world. “Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom” was chosen as an EPPIE 2002 Award Finalist, given for the finest in electronic literature. It is now available in print and Kindle.
Linda Pendleton’s writings cover a variety of genres: fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, Comic book scripting, and poetry. Born and educated in California, Linda enjoyed writing as a student but most of her writing at that time was limited to school research papers. During the mid-1960's, she wrote a couple of children’s stories on which she received a few rejection slips. One nonfiction book proposal gained the attention of a New York publisher’s children’s book editor. He encouraged her to complete the book, and she now laughs about it: “I chickened out, assuming the book would end up being rejected.” She went on to publish several articles in regional newspapers over the next fifteen years and had a poem published, all giving her confidence in her writing ability but apparently not enough to pursue a serious writing career.
Linda credits the inspiration and guidance of author Don Pendleton as returning her to serious creative endeavors. Don and Linda met in January of 1983 and it was his encouragement and enthusiasm for her talent that led her back to exploring her creativity. She wrote her first novel that year in a few short months. Although the novel has never been published and she admits it probably never will be without a good rewrite, she states that it was the satisfaction of completing the novel that gave her the confidence to write another book.
Don and Linda Pendleton were married in 1985 and soon began writing collaborative works, both fiction and nonfiction. Their first collaboration was the nonfiction book, “To Dance With Angels.”
Don Pendleton was widely known for his “The Executioner: Mack Bolan” series of thirty-eight original novels. The first book in the action/adventure series, “War Against the Mafia,” was published in 1969. Don wrote more than a hundred and twenty-five books in his long career and his more recent novels, published after 1985, include the “Joe Copp, Private Eye” mystery series and the “Ashton Ford, Psychic Detective” series. Don died in October 1995. Don's original The Executioner Series was released as ebooks in December, 2014. More about his writings can be found at his official website, and at The Executioner Series website.
Don and Linda, adapted and scripted Don’s first “Executioner” novel,“War Against the Mafia,” to Comic graphic novel format, art work by Sandu Florea, which was published in 1992. Following Don’s death, Linda adapted and scripted the second “Executioner” novel, “Death Squad,” published in 1996 as a B/W, 128 page graphic Comic by Vivid Comics with art work by artist, Sandu Florea.
Together, Don and Linda wrote the crime suspense novel, “One Dark and Stormy Night...the Search for the Sunrise Killer.” It turned out to be Don’s last novel. It was published for the first time as an ebook and the novel received the EPPIE 2001 Finalist Award. Linda has published it in print and Kindle format under a new title: “Roulette: The Search for the Sunrise Killer.”
Their nonfiction collaboration, “Whispers From the Soul” by Don and Linda Pendleton, is also in print and ebook formats. Don’s last nonfiction, “The Metaphysics of the Novel, The Inner Workings of a Novel and a Novelist,” by Don Pendleton with Linda Pendleton, is a book for aspiring writers. Linda recently published a collection of Don Pendleton’s Metaphysical Essays, “The Cosmic Breath,” and “Soul Expressions: Poetry Collection Linda Pendleton and Don Pendleton.”
Linda wrote “A Walk Through Grief, Crossing the Bridge Between Worlds” in which she explores her own spiritual experiences following Don’s sudden death, and those of others who have lost loved ones, in a revealing and enlightening manner which lends credibility to the understanding that consciousness survives death of the physical body.
Linda’s fiction suspense thriller, “The Unknown,” is in print and ebook format, and was previously titled “The Dawning,” Her first short story won first place in a Short Story Writers contest and is available in Kindle and other ebook formats as “The Masquerading Cowboy, A Novella."
She has published three books in her Catherine Winter, Private Investigator Series, and is working on a fourth. She published an historical novel, “Corn Silk Days, Iowa, 1862,” which was inspired by the actual Civil War letters of her great-great-grandfather, a Union soldier from Iowa. “Sound of Silence,” a suspense thriller, was released in 2012, and her most recent thriller is "Deadly Flare-Up, A Richard McCord P.I. novel."
Linda’s lifelong interest in the fields of metaphysics and the paranormal has colored her writings and research. For two years she wrote a monthly column for a metaphysical magazine. She wrote two online ecourses at Self Healing Expressions. After Self Healing Expressions closed, she re-wrote both ecourses and published them as books in 2017. Linda has published a number of inspirational books on Spirituality, spirit communication, UFOs, and related subjects.
Linda has a daughter, a son, four grandchildren and four great-granddaughters. Although most of her time is devoted to her love of writing, she also enjoys the exploration of her family genealogy. She lives in the West and has a Ragdoll cat, Max, who is also part dog and part space alien. Although Max replaced her psychic cat, Snickers, after he passed, she’s sure Max was given a few genes from Snickers. They call that “genetic tinkering,” and she’s sure those responsible are out there in the cosmos somewhere.
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