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"Top Gun" of Women's Military Fiction, Lindsay pioneered military into the romance category back in 1983. She is still going Mach 3 with her hair on fire.

Background Information

On Writing
Lindsay McKenna is a fictitious writer name for Eileen Nauman, the author's real name. She has 85 books since 1981, most dealing with military or mercenary subjects, for several publishers: Simon and Schuster, Warner, Avon and Berkely, Harlequin/Silhouette. She has sold 10 million books worldwide. Morgan's Mercenaries: Heart of the Warrior, placed #103 on the USA Today book list and #2 on the Waldenbooks bestseller's list in August 2000. Valkyrie was her first electronic book, released December 1, 2000. She is the first best-selling author of women's fiction to release a new book (Valkyrie) exclusively through an electronic medium.

McKenna created the publishing industry's military adventure/romance sub-genre in 1983 and is known as "The Top Gun of Women's Military Fiction."

In the Military
She was a student pilot at 17 years old and had 35 hours upon high school graduation and joining the U.S. Navy. McKenna served in the U.S. Navy, 1964-1967, and was an AG3, Aerographer's Mate Third Class (meteorologist). She comes from a U.S. Navy family tradition, and, as a result, has strong, positive patriotic feelings for the United States. Her father served during World War II on three different destroyers in the Pacific Theater of War.

Of Test Piloting and Training
She took high-altitude hyperbaric chamber training at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio in order to fly in Air Force military planes (B-52 and T-38). McKenna has flown an Air Force T-38 "chase plane" at Edwards Air Force Base, California to research a novel that featured test pilots. She has also flown two missions in an Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) B-52 bomber out of K.I. Sawyer, Air Force Base, Michigan. And, she flew a 12-hour day mission and a five-hour night mission for research on a B-52 novel. McKenna flew in a Falcon Coast Guard Jet out of the Coast Guard Miami Air Station, Florida for research on a novel. She flew in several search-and-rescue helicopters and training missions out of the Coast Guard Port Angeles, Washington during a seven-day interview and research for a book.

Being a Firefighter and EMT
She served as a volunteer firefighter from 1981-1983 with the West Point Volunteer Fire Department, West Point, Ohio. She pioneered women as firefighters and served with twenty male volunteers. She is registered as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic in Arizona.

Birth Place
San Diego, CA USA

Romantic Times "Best Electronic Book" for Valkyrie, 2001.

Romantic Times "StoryTeller of the Year" candidate, 2000.

Romantic Times Career Achievement for Best Series Romantic Adventure,

Romantic Times Awards Best Military Romance Author, 1989-1990.

Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards for Historical Romances 1987-1988,
"Hostage Heart."

Romantic Times Magazine award, Best Continuing Romance Series, 1986-1987.

Romantic Times Magazine, Best Harlequin Temptation, "Touch the Heavens,"
November 1985.

Romantic Times Magazine, Most Innovative Author, 1984

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3/14/2002 Once a week, USA Today polls bookstores from around the USA to find the 150 hottest, bestselling books. Readers, thanks to YOU, Destiny's Woman has made the list!

3/12/2002 DESTINY'S WOMAN has made it to #1 on the Waldenbooks Bestseller list! Early feedback from my readers indicates that you love the surprises that are in store for you within the plot of the book.

Please let me hear from you. E-mail me at: docbones(at)

- Lindsay McKenna

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PO Box 2513 
Cottonwood AZ 86326   USA
Contact Author: Lindsay McKenna

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