Fritton author dreams big

A FRITTON author who took up writing after escaping a boring job is hoping to become the story herself by making it big in the world of publishing.Mum-of-three Linda Clark, who writes under the name Linda Tegerdine, is hoping to emulate Harry Potter author J K Rowling by becoming famous for her books.

A FRITTON author who took up writing after escaping a boring job is hoping to become the story herself by making it big in the world of publishing.

Mum-of-three Linda Clark, who writes under the name Linda Tegerdine, is hoping to emulate Harry Potter author J K Rowling by becoming famous for her books.

She has already written two children's books and one novel, and is in the process of writing her second novel, called Risk It For a Biscuit and about a hyperactive dog living on the Cornish border. Linda, who is also parish clerk at Fritton, started writing children's books after leaving an accounts job in 2003.

She explained she had always had a passion for writing stemming from her schooldays when teachers used to get her to read her compositions to the class because they were so impressed with her work.

Her first children's story book, called Flurry the Mouse, concerned the mouse and his adventures throughout the four seasons.

The second children's book, called Tuppy the Puppy, was about a dog that lived with its owners in a garden shed, but was unhappy and escaped to go on lots of adventures with animal friends in nearby woodland.

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Having secured a publisher, Pegasus Books, for the two children's books she then wrote her first novel, Round To Midnight, which was published in September 2009.

The novel was based on some ghostly experiences she had while living at an old house in Goldhanger, Essex, though the house in the story is in Shropshire.