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Diann Schindler served 25 years in higher education, first as an instructor of writing and ultimately college president. When she retired, she dabbled in tennis, music, and writing. Yet, her dream was to travel and write books. In 2015, her fantasy was realized.

She sold her house, her car, and all her possessions, save her tennis racket and Taylor guitar, and began her odyssey in Portugal. Four years later, Diann had explored 46 countries in 5 continents.

With world as her muse, this solo nomad wrote her first novel, “Just A Girl” and it sold very well. It was ranked “sixth best coming-of-age fiction in 2107” by Amazon.

Her friends, in American and abroad, urged her to write

Loiba, Spain

 her nonfiction book, “The Essential Guide to a Life of Travel: the ABC’s International Travel.” 

Her third book, “Claim Denied”, an electrifying international cyber-espionage thriller, emerged from her experiences as a higher educational consultant at an American university in Kosovo. Publication is early winter, 2021.

Diann's podcasts are fun, informative, and lively, focusing on her travels; personal experiences, challenges, and reflections; writing tips; and love stories, fictional, of course.

For now, Amelia Island, Florida is her home. When she isn’t writing, podcasting, biking, or swimming, Diann is drinking wine with friends.

You can reach her through her website, DiannAbroad, or at  She would love to hear from you! 

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Oct 8, 2020

Linda M. Whitaker is a retail data scientist, and a writer of science and technology thrillers.  By day she plays with numbers, by night, with words.

Linda started writing around 2011 when she took her first mystery class with Ellen Hart, a prolific Minneapolis author.   Many years of learning and perseverance have finally led to her debut novel.

Linda resides with her husband in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  She loves running in the forest, gardening, cooking, and playing with her dog and cat.

Debut Novel, “The Crucible of Steele” - Thriller, near future Science Fiction

BUY on Amazon: US, CA, UK, etc

“Emiko's Story” - If you'd like to learn more about Georgia Steele's world, click HERE for a free copy of Emiko's Story as told through the teen’s eyes. Accompany Emiko as she goes on her search for Georgia. 

To learn more about “The Darwin Letters” and Sir Francis Galton, click on Whitaker’s Blog HERE.

"Elon Musk Announces Neuralink Advance Toward Syncing Our Brains with AI"   Linda M. Whitaker Author Facebook Page

Linda Whitaker Twitter handle:  @lindamwhitaker


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Music by Rafael Javadov: “The Amelia Island Sun” and “Hunt Valley” ©Copyright All Rights Reserved 2020

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