Nancy Drew’s Influence on my Action-Adventure Life

A woman sleuth puffs a cigarette as she takes notes on a pocket-sized notebook and a woman walks past in background.I have a guest post over at Sherry Issac’s blog on the influence of Nancy Drew on me when I was growing up.  Here’s a taste of it:

In Tamora Pierce’s book Squire, Kel is the first girl to become a knight in the realm.  When she jousts, the other girls — future knights — come to hungrily watch, wanting to be like her.  That was me when I was growing up.  I was magnetized when saw Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek, in a command position.  Women had been allowed to enter West Point in 1976 and receive the same elite training that men did.

As reader,  I wanted to see girls have adventures and get action … Read more

Cover for A Princes, A Boatman, and A Lizard, showing a silhouette of a princess holding a lizard in the palm of her hand.Linda Adams – Solider, Storyteller

My short story “Six Bullets” is now available from Starcatcher Publishing in the the anthology A Princess, A Boatman, and A Lizard.  The story is about a princess who enlists in the military and then must battle her way up a river with only six bullets.