Linda W. Rooks often finds hope in unexpected places. Because, amazingly, Linda has found that despite circumstances, when God is beside us, hope is never far away.
After Linda’s own marriage survived a three-year separation, she walked with her husband through a time of God’s healing and soon began shifting much of her energy into sharing hope with those who are hurting. Since that time she has ministered to hundreds of people in classes and over the Internet, traveling with them through the pain of broken hearts and relationships to help them find the healing that comes from God. She and her marriage ministry were featured in Today’s Christian Woman in 2009.
Linda W. Rooks is the author of Broken Heart on Hold, Surviving Separation, released in June 2006 by David C. Cook and now in its fourth printing with a new cover. Her stories and articles have appeared in a number of national publications including Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover’s Soul, Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian Woman, HomeLife, Light and Life, The Lookout Catholic Forester, Preserving Christian Homes, The Orlando Sentinel, San Diego Family Magazine, and several online venues, including Grace Centered Magazine, Assist News Service, and Thinking About Suicide blog, For 12 years she was a regular contributor to Tapestry, a Walk Thru the Bible devotional magazine for women, and for eight years Linda served in various editorial positions for Center Stage Magazine, a Central Florida Arts and Entertainment publication. She is a contributing author to Love is a Verb by Gary Chapman and Bethany House’s Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters.
In 2015 Linda published her first children’s book, The Bunny Side of Easter to tell a winsome, but exciting adventure that uses an allegorical story about the Easter bunny and his act of heroism to point children to the true meaning of Easter.
Linda is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. She has participated in numerous radio and television interviews across the North American continent, is a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and is a founding member of Word Weavers, the premier international Christian writers critique group. She and her husband are Resource Members on the Troubled Marriages Team of the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries (AMFM) and lead a marriage reconciliation ministry at the Central Florida mega-church where they have been in leadership for many years.
Linda received a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She and her husband Marv now live in Maitland, Florida, have two married daughters, and five young grandchildren. Her husband Marv is an assistant professor at Barry University School of Law.