Bio: "Publishing historical romance always has been my dream," says Linne Mitchell. "It's the reason I started writing." In 1985, Linne sold her first article and with the success she experienced in that genre, placed her fiction aside while she homeschooled her two children. In those years, she published hundreds of articles and contributed to several ghostwritten non-fiction book projects. When her children graduated, Linne decided to pursue fiction again. At the beginning of August 2000, she signed a contract with Rodgers & Nelsen Publishing for a non-fiction book and three weeks later signed with Hard Shell Word Factory for YANKEE SURRENDER, her historical romance. Linne is currently President of the Oklahoma Writers' Federation, lives with her husband David, daughter Yolanda and son Nathan in central Oklahoma, and truly believes dreams can come true.