Linda Mahkovec is the author of The Christmastime Series, stories set predominantly on the New York City home front during the World War II years. She also has two collections of short stories, The Dreams of Youth and Seven Tales of Love, and a contemporary novel set in Seattle, The Garden House. Her latest book, And So We Dream, is a coming-of-age tale set in a small Midwestern town in 1970 (to be released in March 2022).
Themes of love, family, and home run throughout her works. Her point of view character is often a female with an artist sensibility –whether she is a painter, a gardener, or simply someone who lives creatively and seeks out a life of beauty and meaning.
Mahkovec was born and raised in Illinois. She then spent several years in the San Francisco Bay area and Seattle, and for the past thirty years has lived in New York City. She has a Ph.D. in English, specializing in Victorian literature.