Linda Jacobs



Name Linda Jacobs
City Las Cruces
Prov/State New Mexico
Country United States of America
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Profession Geologist/Novelist
Career One of Exxon's first women field geologists/ 30 years in oil and gas exploration
Now author of the Award-winning Yellowstone Series of Novels by Linda Jacobs, and two contemporary romance novels writing as Christine Carroll.
Expertise Oil and gas, geology, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole geology and history.
Education Geology, Business, Literature, and Novel Writing.
Degree(s) BS, Geology, Furman University, MS Geology, The Ohio State University
Affiliations American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America
Published Medallion Press, Books in Motion, Camel Press
Authored Summer of Fire, 2005, Children of Dynasty, 2005, Rain of Fire, 2006, Lake of Fire, 2007, The Senator's Daughter, 2007, Summer of Fire, Rain of Fire, Lake of Fire - audio books, 2010, Jackson Hole Journey, audio book, 2010, trade paperback and e-book, 2013.
Merchandise E-Books, CD's, Barnes & Noble online and, and can be ordered from any bookstore.
Awards WILLA Literary Award Winner 2006, WILLA finalist 2007, 2008. Spur Award Finalist, 2008, 2011, New Mexico Book Awards, finalist, 2008, New Mexico Press Women, best novel of the year, 2008, 2011, National Federation of Press Women, Third place novel at the national level, 2008.

Trained at the Master's level in Geology, Linda Jacobs was one of Exxon Corporation's first women field geologists in 1974. After thirty years on the front line where new oil and gas fields are found, she turned her talents to writing novels.

Linda began writing stories as a child growing up in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1992, she returned to fiction after twenty years of technical writing and joined Rice University's novel writing program. The result was The Yellowstone Series of novels: Summer of Fire, Rain of Fire, Lake of Fire, and Jackson Hole Journey.

Linda's personal love affair with Yellowstone began in 1973, when she attended Geology Field Camp near the park. She has visited the park in every season, for research and annual book signing tours. Linda also writes romance under the name Christine Carroll. Children of Dynasty and The Senator's Daughter are set in the San Francisco Bay area.

Married to fellow geologist Richard Jacobs, Linda divides her time between the West and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They both enjoy adventure travel, having dived the Caribbean, taken three African safaris, and gone alpine hiking in New Zealand and the Spanish Pyrenees.

You can find Linda online at

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