Southwest Colorado Writers

Mansion of Stolen Hearts
Railroad Brides: Harvey Girls
(Winged Publications, March, 2018)
~ Paperback & Kindle ~
Treasure Among the Ruins
Book 1
Voices in the Desert Series
(Winged Publications, Dec., 2016)
~ Paperback & Kindle ~
The Lye Water Bride
included in
California Gold Rush Romance Collection
(Barbour Publishing, 2016)
~ Paperback & Kindle ~
101 Ways to Romance your Marriage
Lin's advise A Professional Pedicure appears in Part Three-The Hero and the Lady of 101 Ways to Romance Your Marriage, compiled by Debra White Smith .
(Harvest House Publishers, 2003)
~ Paperback ~
Turning Tidbits of History into Unforgettable Stories

About Lin Harris

Lin grew up in New Mexico. She wrote stories in junior high school with cowgirl heroines and the heroes were horses. In high school, she submitted to Seventeen and Ingénue magazines and added cowboy heroes. Journalism was her major in college.

     She wrote a monthly blog for Heroes, Heroines & History from 2013-2017. Her posts can be read in the HH&H archives.

     She blogged a little about her life with husband Jerry on the P—R West Ranch in Southwest Colorado 2010-2017 before their move to Ponca City, Oklahoma in September 2017.

     She and Jerry have celebrated 53 years together. Their daughter, Amanda and her husband, John, live in Alaska.

     She’s published in A Professional Pedicure in 101 Ways to Romance Your Marriage, Advanced Christian Writer, and The Good News Journal.

     With Artie Stockton, wrote Stained Glass Windows in the Dark, a novel and audio novel, mystery/romance set in Mexico. The Writer’s Edge publicized Stained Glass Windows in the Dark on p. 6, of their March-May, 1996 catalog.

     She wrote Texas Elves for young children. She contributed to The Scribe, the Southwest Christian Writers Association newsletter and SCWA’s annual calendar.

     She wrote Christmas Gold, set in Texas in 1890, for a New Mexico Publisher.

     She wrote Escape from Outlaw Ridge — Book One in The Westin Chronicles for a Texas university press. This series is set in 1890 Iowa.

     She is a 1998 alumnus of Christian Leaders, Authors & Speakers Seminar (CLASS). In 1997, was on the faculty of American Christian Writers Conference and designated Writer of the Year in 1996 and 1998.

     Her non-fiction includes lessons for grades 1-6 for Lay Renewal Weekends, Discipleship Weekends, and Prayer Weekends. In 2010, she was one of five finalists in American Christian Fiction Writers' (ACFW) Genesis Contest-Young Adult category.

     Her professional growth includes Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild; Novel.Academy; Donald Maass's Fire in Fiction Intensive Writing Workshop; Christian Booksellers Association; Christian Leaders, Authors & Speakers Seminar (CLASS);  Glorieta Christian Writers; Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators; Sisters in Crime; Women Writing the West.

     She was editor of Write to the Heart, American Christian Romance Writers, 2000-2003 (now American Christian Fiction Writers), and Lamplighter, Austin Christian Writers’ Guild, 1997-2003.

     In 2008, she created the website, and is currently the webmaster for the CenTex Chapter of ACFW, which serves the Austin and Georgetown, Texas areas.

     She serves as a current SCWA board member. She served as 2015 treasurer of the Southwest Christian Writer’s Association (SCWA), after serving as president from 2010-2014. SCWA serves the Four Corners area of southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico. In 2011, she created SCWA’s website, and currently serves as the webmaster.

     She developed and maintains website for the Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network, Pagosa Springs, CO.

     She developed and maintains the website for writing friend, Dorothy Featherling.

     She developed and maintained Betty Slade's writing website from 2011-2017.

     She is co-founder of the CenTex-ACFW Chapter in Austin/Georgetown, TX., April 14, 2007.

     She is co-founder of the Wolf Creek Christian Writers Network, Pagosa Springs, CO.


Lin is also a presenter at writer meetings and conferences. Her selected presentations include:

     • Writing Historical Fiction

     • What’s in a Writer’s Proposal Packet?

     • Elements of Manuscript Development: Building Characters

     • Elements of Manuscript Development: Self Editing

     • Is My Story Outline Solid?

     • SteamPunk: A New Slant on Historical Fiction

     • Deep Point of View: Changing My Own Work

             - & - Recognizing Deep Point of View

             - & - Point of View vs. Deep Point of View

     • Get Organized: Where Are You?

             - & - Where Do You Want to Be?

             - &-  Writing Your First 20,000 Words

     • Self-Editing: Finding the Holes in Your Story

     • Murder, Mystery & Mischief: Kill off Your Honeys—Other Mystery Genres for Adults

     • Self Editing: Transforming Glitches into Story


Linda ~Lin~ Farmer Harris

Author, Content Editor, Script Writer, Mentor