Author, Linda Maria Frank, Wins a Place in "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading"

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Linda Maria Frank, author of the Annie Tillery Mystery Series, will appear in the 2014 edition of "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading', a publication of

teen detective, Linda Maria Frank

Annie Tiller, a modern Nancy Drew, meet CSI.

Purely from the standpoint of writing as an art, it is a thrill to have someone read your work and like it. It spurs me to continue writing with new confidence.

Linda Maria Frank has moved on from finalist in the contest sponsored and created by The Author Show to the status of winner.

Frank was chosen as the result of a public voting process. Her work, entitled ‘The Madonna Ghost: An Annie Tillery Mystery’, is a mystery thriller for young readers that has received rave reviews from readers. Her award came as the result of her recent appearance on The Authors Show.

The winners were announced on The Author Show website on Dec. 5, 2013.

The next phase of the yearly contest is now beginning: publishing the 2013-2014 edition of the book “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading”.

In the words of The Author Show creators, "We are a true "Authors Marketing Powerhouse".

To quote Frank: “Being a finalist in the ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Contest’ is an important and satisfying experience. From a professional viewpoint, authors build a reputation by getting recognition from three things; exposure on media, reviews from respected sources, and awards from contests. The Author Show Interview, the contest and marketing strategies have afforded me these important planks in my marketing platform. Purely from the standpoint of writing as an art, it is a thrill to have someone read your work and like it. It spurs me to continue writing with new confidence. I am grateful to have this opportunity to showcase my book and reach my audience of girls who love adventure.”

"The Madonna Ghost" has also earned the distinctive “Editor’s Choice” and “Rising Star” from iUniverse.

In "The Madonna Ghost", Annie Tillery sets out with her NYPD Aunt Jill for a vacation on beautiful Fire Island. She meets Ty Egan, setting the stage for a sweet little romance. Together they set out to investigate an eerie ghost from a shipwreck on the island. As the tale of the ghost unfolds, Annie and Ty stumble upon a diabolical plot that impacts national security, threatening the life of Annie’s aunt. This story has it all: mystery, romance, beach adventures and a thrilling plot.

About Linda Maria Frank:
Frank’s life-long career has been in teaching. She taught science, ending her career in the high school as Department Chairperson, teaching biology, chemistry and forensic science. She went on to teach at Hofstra University, forensic science and biotechnology, also supervising science student teachers at Adelphi University. Presently, Frank has written and now markets her Annie Tillery Mysteries, a series for girls of all ages. Find lesson plans for the books on She now produces a TV show, The Writer’s Dream, on LTV-EH, a local access station in East Hampton, as well as Long Island Cablevision. She interviews guests who are involved with writing, publishing and marketing in all genres. Her goal is to find venues to help market her books to schools and libraries, eventually gaining entrée into film and television, hoping for the big or little screen, not just Kindle and Nook. Also find Annie Tillery Mysteries on digital audio at

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