L.A. Matthies


About L.A. Matthies

How it happened...     

        Born and raised in the " Three's Company" generation, Linda Matthies started out a fairly awkward introvert. Never quite catching on to fashion or popularity during her childhood, Linda opted for drastic change in her teen years. In order to combat
 her painfully obvious shyness, she chose to pursue a career in Hairdressing & Cosmetology. Talk about coming out of your shell...


         Through this avenue,Linda was able to cultivate her love for people, advertising and promotions. At the very pinnacle of her career, she once again changed course, finding the yearn for a family to be an overwhelming draw.


Three children and fifteen years later, in the midst of what could be considered a contentedly crazy life, fate intervened once again. Linda found herself fighting for a cause very dear to her heart. Although it appeared at the time the solution to her predicament was evasive, she found her greatest comfort in writing. The more she wrote, the more real it all became,and so SURVIVING CURTIS HALL was born.

           Linda truly believes this has been a life changing experience for her, and is unspeakably grateful to writing for " Saving My Sanity", which anyone who is raising three children would comprehend. Linda shares a home with her husband and three children in New York.


Through my Eyes - My Blog

Hand Of Chaos by J. Hamlet 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:09:00 PM
Reviewed for The Masquerade Crew:Hand Of Chaos by J.Hamlet is a cool Fantasy/Supernatural thriller that will appeal to those with a lust for action.What I loved: The vast array of characters are creative and well written. The lead, Anna Wei, is... read more

New Book Blast! 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Friday, January 31, 2014 8:21:00 AM Categories: about LA Matthies

Check out this Awesome new book blast!



Recipe For Bliss! 

Personal thought of the day 25 words or less- contest entry on Fanstory!
Posted by L.A. Matthies Wednesday, December 18, 2013 8:04:00 AM Categories: about LA Matthies
                                                                                                                 Recipe for Bliss                                                        Conceive your purpose                                      ... read more

Great Campfire Story Reading ...Finding Poe 

Finding Poe by Leigh M. Lane
Posted by L.A. Matthies Monday, December 09, 2013 8:28:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
4.4 starsReviewed for The Masquerade Crew:Finding Poe is a quite a fascinating piece of work. The title page has a subtitle which reads A Tale of Inspiration and Horror; well, I can agree one hundred percent with the horror piece of that puzzle. I... read more

Revealed By P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Monday, December 02, 2013 5:04:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
In this latest House of Night novel "Revealed" By P.C.Cast & Kristin Cast we pick up the story of Zoey and her vampire friends at the Tulsa House of Night school. This time around the group is not only dealing with the death of the Mayor and... read more

Holiday Kindle Fire Giveaway! 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:40:00 AM Categories: about LA Matthies Just an Idea/rant
Who doesn't want a free gift for the Holidays??? How about a new Kindle Fire? Check out this terrific contest offered at: I'm a reader, not a writer, a terrific site I stumbled upon some time ago with excellent book... read more

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Friday, October 18, 2013 4:55:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
Daring Greatly ...This is absolutely one of the most appropriate titles that's ever graced a book cover! I hope you are ready for some serious soul-searching and don't forget to keep a mirror handy because you'll need it to take the long, hard look ... read more

The Scorch Trials By James Dashner 

A bit burnt, will I make it to The Death Cure?
Posted by L.A. Matthies Monday, September 30, 2013 9:56:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
Okay, so I've finally adjusted to the colorful use of language - it added an interesting element to the story and helped it to stand apart. I got through book one kind of fired up to see what book two would have to offer, I'm personally invested in... read more

The Maze Runner by James Dashner 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:02:00 AM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
So, two of my kids are absolutely mad about Dylan O'brien who plays Stiles on the popular TV series TeenWolf. Without any hesitation it was brought to my attention that he would be playing the lead in the upcoming movie version of The Maze Runner.... read more

City of Glass & City of Fallen Angels By Cassandra Clare 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Sunday, August 25, 2013 8:04:00 AM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
In this third installment of the Mortal Instruments Series, Clary has shed her new-kid-on-the-block status in the hopes of saving her mother's life. I am still enjoying the ways that this character is developing, she has a strong personality, yet... read more
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