Linda J Pifer
Linda J Pifer

Genealogy Researcher

About Linda J Pifer


Born in Ohio, I've been writing since a child, for myself, for others, for work, for play. 

After high school, I trained as a nurse, worked as a nurse tech, then did a three-year enlistment with the U.S. Navy. After honorable discharge, I ran a needlecraft shop and designed hand-painted, custom needlepoint canvas. I returned to the hospital setting as a licensed healthcare risk manager until retirement and now  write full time. 


I started writing in earnest during high school, with instruction by an English Lit teacher and entered competitions. But it was during my work career as a healthcare risk manager that my first nonfiction story was published in a national magazine, providing the push I needed. 


I'm a 

go-with-what-inspires-you Writer. 

Genres include: Fiction romance; Historical romance; Cozy mystery; Christian. 

A lot of me goes into the characters along with people I've met. First-person and third person are favorite points-of-view. You'll note that I love open countrysides and nature; both appear in my stories, whether set in the U.S. or in the U.K. I actually have 29% U.K. in my DNA which may explain my fascination with that part of the world.

Reviewers have described my writing as gentle, having a creative, inherent closeness to reality and a knack for delightful detail.   

BOOK TRAILERS - Thistle & Stone

THISTLE & STONE (2017)  

See the exciting trailer here - go to Amazon or a book store near you for your copy - Also available on Kindle. 


The Windows Trilogy Book 2 - Daniel Smith

DANIEL SMITH - New Zealand Passage (2015)

Travel with Daniel and his wife on an emigrant ship in 1845 to New Zealand where the streets of Dunedin were dust and friends were few. 



       COMING SOON IN 2018

The Windows Trilogy Book 3 - Copper Swift

The ancestral seat of the Smith family in northern Yorkshire is in danger of failing. The story from book one continues as old and new generations join together to save their Highbridge estate and home. 

Check out this great video and cruise to Find My Books to read more. 

SHORT STORIES by Linda J Pifer - The Cloverfinder

The Cloverfinder


The short story that gave me a push.

First Published in Country Magazine © 2001

"His hands were hardened by years of farm work; calloused and rough, nails cut short and on the left, a finger missing from a careless moment with a hay-bailing machine. He was my uncle Harlan."

The Cloverfinder by Linda J Pifer (pdf)



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