Author has written 1 story for Harry Potter.
Linda C. McCabe lives in the Northern California Wine Country with her college sweetheart and teenaged son. Secrets, Lies and the Daily Prophet was originally published on Schnoogle.com as Sirius Black's Secret Love and was later retitled after several suggestions from readers. It was then republished on Portkey.org and received their first ever Reader's Choice Award for best novel length fanfic back in 2003.
McCabe was inspired by the Harry Potter series and did more than just write fanfic, she also tried discovering where the story might go by following up on wild theories spun by the online fandom. One of the theories involved the symbolic meaning of hippogriffs. This led to her reading the epic poem "Orlando furioso" by Ludovico Ariosto. It was there she discovered the incredible warrior maiden named Bradamante and a tale of impossible love set in the time of Charlemagne.
McCabe's next writing endeavor was to adapt the legends of Charlemagne into a modern day novel. The first volume of the Bradamante and Ruggiero series is
McCabe received a master’s degree as an historian of science from Sonoma State University, and loves to travel. To aid in the research of her writing she has twice traveled to France scouring museums in Paris and trekking through medieval hilltop villages in the Midi-Pyrenees. She has been a member of the California Writers Club for more than a decade and is past-president of her local branch, Redwood Writers. She has had opinion/editorials published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the Los Angeles Times and essays published in several of the Redwood Writers' Vintage Voices anthologies as well as the Centennial Edition of the California Writers Club Anthology West Winds. More of her writing can be found at her literary blog: lcmccabe.blogspot.com where she posts about writing, travel, medievalism and whatever strikes her interest. She also has a website atwhere she invites book clubs to contact her for visits by speakerphone or Skype chats.
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