Eclectic fiction that hits close to home.
Canadian author, mentor, editor and writing coach, L.M. Wasylciw is constantly trying to make sense of things that do not make sense to her. She is intrigued by human behaviour, leading her to spend a great deal of time analyzing what people do and why.
Linda is a multi-genre novelist, writing fiction that is firmly rooted in life situations; hoping the subject matter will resonate long after reading.
Linda also writes as Professor Scry. She takes young readers beyond the imaginable, opening their psychic eye to explore subconscious thoughts.
“I believe in the power of stories and get carried away on perfectly crafted sentence.
I believe good writing is developed from a combination of intuition and skill, and creativity and craftsmanship; exuding strength, clarity, authenticity and character.
I believe in treating others with kindness, honesty and respect.”
Where Linda writes
Linda’s favourite place to write is in her home, in northern Alberta, where the great prairies edge the boreal forest. Her stories are inspired by the heartbreak and the deeply felt anguish people are exposed to because of extenuating circumstances. Under the persona of Professor Scry, Linda takes her young readers beyond the imaginable, opening their psychic eye to explore subconscious thoughts.
Although Linda has been writing her entire life, her first book was not published until 2013. Her life contained a mélange of writing, gardening, and motherhood. Linda’s career was in banking, first as a Financial Advisor, then later as a Business Account Manager.
Many of Linda’s first stories were drafted while she was living on a sailboat, when anchored in various ports between Victoria, Canada and Bundaberg, Australia. Though her stories were written while the sea lapped against the hull of the sailboat, the warm breeze sang in the rigging and she was lulled by the gentle sway of the ocean, those stories were centered around dysfunctional families, homelessness, missing and murder indigenous women and women’s right to choose.
Linda loves historical fiction, fantasy/science fiction, dystopian and the biographies of interesting people. And a really, really good love story never goes amiss.
To Linda, reading and writing is more than a passion.
It has become an addiction.
When Linda is not writing or off on another adventure, she spends time with her daughter and her fur babies.
Linda is an avid reader, lover of nature and adventurer at heart, and happiest when in the garden or hiking a wilderness trail. In 2005, she untied the dock lines of her sailboat and sailed away from Canadian shores, setting out to see the world. After five years of living off the grid, and visiting dozens of islands, her last port of call was Australia before returning to Canada.
In 2012 Linda set off on a walking excursion across the North of England; a 200-mile trek across the entire width of England, from St Bees, in the west, to Robin Hood’s Bay, on the North Sea, and across three National Parks: Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
You are invited to a virtual travel experience,
which can be viewed for fee.
See page: Linda’s travels – a virtual travel experience
Mentor, writing coach and editor.
Linda is an experienced editor and mentor, working with fellow writers, to uncover their talent, to bring scenes and sentences to life.
In 2021 Linda hosted the first WRITE ON television program for Eastlink, inviting guests, readers, writers and authors, to share their stories. For the 2022 season she worked with authors and host, Alicia Burdess, to produce another 13 episodes. Guest list and 2023 scripts were prepared by Linda.
Excerpt from the novel ‘THE LIFESTYLE’
Kenneth danced his way around Jessica, picked up the gift box and handed her the package. “For ten wonderful years,” he said, whispering in her ear.
Jessica took the box. The whole of everything was so overwhelming that she dropped heavily onto the edge of the bed, then looked up at Kenneth. He brushed a strand of hair from her face and caressed her skin before nodding, indicating she should open the package. She held the box nervously, tempted to place it back in his hands. As exciting as the whole thing was it was also frightening. Her heart was racing and she felt as though she was walking on thin ice, about to fall through. Curiosity got the better of her and she slipped the bow from the heart-shaped box. The wide, red, silky ribbon lay draped over her hand before slowly slipping through her fingers and onto the floor. Her hands shook as she lifted the lid. Wrapped in a swath of silvery lace was a very expensive white-trimmed, scarlet, French-maid’s costume. She took the garment from the box and held it before her. Seeing the cut-out holes around the breast area, her nipples immediately hardened.
She did not notice the white fish-net stockings, still in the box, until she saw the garter straps that hung from the panties. Seeing the slit that had been cut in the crotch of the panties, she drew the costume against her chest. This whole thing seemed so wild – wild and exciting – and deep down she knew that she wanted everything Kenneth was offering
Question: What should Jessica do? Accept the gift? But if she does, where will Kenneth take this? Will she be enough for him? Will it light a fire of desire that Jessica cannot satisfy?
Answer: Jessica accepted the gift – for she felt certain that Kenneth only wanted to please her. What could be the harm? Kenneth loved her and would never ask her to anything ‘too’ wild and crazy…or would he?
Could not put THE LIFESTYLE down. I find Linda’s writing addicting, and cannot stop reading. I am half way through ‘THE LIFESTYLE UNRAVELLED!
Website Page: THE LIFESTYLE
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