Hello and welcome to my website. I’m so happy you found me, Linda Covella, award-winning author of books for kids and teens. Please take some time to browse. You can learn more about me here.

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My books:





Yakimali’s Gift; Cryptogram Chaos





The Castle Blues Quake; The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge





The Power of a Dream


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  1. Mary Beth says:

    I love the countdown calendar; even happier that it isn’t Mayan. Eager to have one of my own copies.

  2. lindacovella says:

    Thanks, Mary Beth! Yes, glad the Mayan calendar was wrong 🙂 That is, that someone interpreted it wrong!

  3. Liza Scully says:

    So happy for you Linda. Great website and look forward to reading the book!

  4. Brad Handzel says:

    Way To Go ! The first one is the hardest.

  5. Hi Linda! Congrats are in order! I am so happy to see you accomplish this goal. I know this has been a labor of love of yours for many years and I can’t wait to see the bound beauty and read it to our grand kids. Gee, I don’t think I have known a real author before.
    Please accept all my love and wishes of good luck.
    Dave Davison

  6. Maureen Davis says:

    Congratulations Mom Linda! Morgan and I are very proud of you! I better get a signed copy of your book when it comes out 🙂 we love you!

    • lindacovella says:

      Thanks so much to you and Morgan! You’ll definitely get a signed copy. I’ve loved discussing books with you since you were a little tyke. 🙂 Love you!

  7. You have been nominated for a blogger award here http://wp.me/p2D9RS-2m best of luck

  8. Claudia says:

    I have been to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum it is a great place to visit. Your description is wonderful. I hope others visit.

  9. Linda, thank you for sharing these beautiful images! I hope you do an interview on Twitter with me soon. I’m sure others would love to learn more about you too!

  10. Elsie says:

    Hi Linda! I love how cute prairie dogs look but the chaos they create – crazy. Way to go on all the research for your book. I’m excited for you. I’m editing my first one now. Slow process for sure! I have been busy writing my A-Z Challenge posts though, so it’s been even slower. But, it’s well worth it. I think the Challenge is going to rock!

    Be well,

    AJ’s wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

  11. Just posted my A for the A-Z Challenge. I never knew prairie dogs looked like that, but I live in the UK. I’ll try to call again.

  12. Stopping by on the 7th day of the #Challenge. Looking for other writers and here you are.I appreciate your writing for an age that can be difficult and hopefully turning them into life long readers. Know you are going to make new blogging friends. If you have time or interest, I am writing about gardening and related topics this month. Stop by.

    • lindacovella says:

      Stepheny, thanks so much for stopping by. I enjoyed your guest blogger’s post today. Gardening is probably my second love to writing. I planted some flowers this weekend, and the veggies are next!

  13. I look forward to reading your book, lovely images by the way. Nice to meet and connect through atozchallenge. http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

  14. stephie5741 says:

    Research trips are the best. I haven’t taken nearly enough of them…and the ones I have taken haven’t been this adventurous, at all!


  15. Congratulations! WE DID IT 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by at mine Linda during the challenge xx

  16. Sammy D. says:

    Hi Linda – I saw your hauntingly beautiful trailer on Silvia’s blog, and I’ve got Yakimalli’s Gift on my Amazon List for my next order – who can resist an Indie author recommended by one of my favorite bloggers, coupled with Native American flute music and historic photos of “our Ancients”?!?

    I live in Colorado, but have always felt at home in the Arizona desert. The Sonoran Desert Museum is one of my favorite places to visit. And I love, love, love the saguaros. You wrote such a comprehensive intriguing description of that part of Arizona. Now I need to be there!

  17. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on one. Regards

  18. Dawn says:

    Hey Linda, great pics..saw lots of prairie dogs in North Dakota/south dakota…..Enjoyed your site

  19. dana michael says:

    I’m looking forward to reading your books. I’m a bit of a bookworm.

  20. This was so interesting and gorgeous pictures.

  21. cleemckenzie says:

    Hi Linda! Saw your comment over at Daily Write. Isn’t that a great post about people building forests? Congrats on being a finalist!

  22. I am so happy I have found you ! Cannot wait to read and review your books. I am finishing my MAT in Education and soon I will be starting a new adventure in a social studies classroom. I am a huge fun of historical fiction, mystery novels, and psychological stories! So glad to have you in my blogging life. 🙂 Happy Friday, wonderful author!

  23. Great website. Look forward to dropping by

  24. Dora Danielson says:

    Hi Linda. My husband is the GGGGG???? grandson of Feliciana in Yakimalis Gift. Lol, just trying to figure it all out for him. I know his GG grandparents are Henry Delano Fitch and Josefa Carrillo. So, so confusing. I just ordered Yakimalis Gift, but saw another book which is about Feliciana. I think called Power of a Dream. But I cant find it to buy. Want these for my kids and grandkids. Is there another book?

    • lindacovella says:

      Hello Dora! it’s so exciting to learn of another relation to Feliciana. Thank you for ordering Yakimali’s Gift. Though it’s fiction, when I learned about Feliciana, I wanted to incorporate her into the story. I hope you enjoy it! The Power of a Dream is specifically about Feliciana. It’s a nonfiction picture book. You can read more about the book on my website, including an excerpt and two-page spread from the book. Unfortunately my publisher went out of business so it’s no longer available to purchase online. But I have copies if you’re interested. I could sign it and ship it to you. Please email me at linda@lindacovella.com if you’d like pricing, etc. Thank you!!

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