L. L. Thomsen (1972 - ) was born in Denmark where she lived until the age of 19. After finishing college in Sorø, she went straight to the UK, where working as a bartender in Sheffield, she took some time to practise her English and get acquainted with the British way of life, including strong black tea that definitely required a touch of milk, and the need to look the 'wrong' way when crossing the road.
After a year, she briefly returned to Denmark, but having meet her now-husband in the UK, she chose to move back and settle, living for some time in a rented draughty house with a dirt floor in the cellar, a money-eating electricity meter that required frequent feeding, and a few friendly slugs that kept leaving trails on the kitchen floor.
Having always tinkered with the idea of writing 'something', the time was never quite right, however, as she was busy instead with undergraduate studies in Archaeology and Prehistory, retail management, NVQs and teaching. After leaving work to look after her first child in 2007, the opportune moment arrived to pursue an old dream.
Armed with a love of fantasy, a slightly geeky mindset, and an unleashed wild muse, she began the new journey into authorhood and has rarely looked back. "When you have an idea it just has to be set free," she says, adding, "My somewhat unorthodox approach to style and flow has been a way for me to test my personal, individual voice. It's a fluid thing, however. In the future, it might alter to match the shape of new projects."
Linda currently lives in the UK, Nottinghamshire, with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog. As with her writing, she approaches life with a nod to the saying: 'fear nothing, respect everything'. She enjoys horse riding, sci-fi movies, travelling, reading fantasy (but not exclusively), and so much more. Her first published fantasy novel, 'A Change of Rules', kick-starts the 11 'episodes' of The Missing Shield - a new adult high fantasy series, with a touch of mystery, intrigue, romance and darkness. 'The Missing Shield' is the forerunner to 'The Veil Keepers Quest' series.