Originally from Ohio where her Amish thrillers are set, Linda Castillo knew from an early age that she wanted to be a writer --- and penned her first novel at the age of 13. The author of 27 novels, she is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion, the Golden Heart, and a nomination for the prestigious Rita.
Her debut thriller, SWORN TO SILENCE, was recently adapted into a two-hour original movie titled An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell as Kate Burkholder. Her Amish thrillers routinely appear on the New York Times bestseller list. In her spare time Linda enjoys riding horses, especially trail riding, and dabbles in barrel racing. She resides in Texas with her husband, three dogs, a barn cat, and two Appaloosa horses. She’s currently at work on her next novel, a thriller set in Amish Country and featuring Chief of Police Kate Burkholder.