LINDA GAULDING RAINWATER was born in Anniston, Alabama. She was a “closet writer” for much of her life while putting her love for books and learning out in the open. She taught at Oxford High School, Jacksonville State University and Auburn University, where she earned her Ph.D.
A natural progression was to impart her love for literature to others. As a professor of English for seventeen years, she taught everything from grammar to Shakespeare. Leaving that profession, she traveled and gathered words and experiences needed for her next life, as a writer. THE SECOND MILAGRO is her first novel. It grew out of her travels in Mexico and her intrigue with the Mexican culture. She has two other novels in the works, THE DREAM CHANGED and FRAMING THE TRUTH.
Linda now lives in Virginia with her husband, Ray. She has two sons, Jason and Joey Thrower and four grandsons. Plus there are four children she calls her own, since marrying their father, whom she calls her Knight in Shining Armor. The Mount Vernon Writers' group has contributed to keeping her pen working while her cat keeps her company, making writing, she says, her best life yet.