Thursday, November 20, 2014

Author Linda Maria Frank Chosen As Finalist In '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'

Frank was chosen as the result of a public voting process.  Her work, entitled ‘Secrets In The Fairy Chimneys’, is a mystery thriller for young readers that has received rave reviews from readers

Linda Maria Frank, author of ‘Secrets Of The Fairy Chimneys’, has been chosen as a finalist in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Awards contest. The contest is sponsored by The Authors Show.

‘Secrets In The Fairy Chimneys’, written in the tradition of Nancy Drew mysteries, is written in a ‘Nancy Drew meets CSI’ style. The new young adult thriller puts Annie Tillery on a dangerous path in an attempt to unravel a complicated mystery and solve the secrets in the fairy chimneys.

"I love the Authors Show," Frank stated. "What a splendid opportunity the show offers to showcase your books in an attractive way, including an in-depth interview. On top of that is the '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' contest, which enables authors to share with others what writing means to them. Books contain every conceivable idea and story written and told by the authors who provide these gifts to their readers. It is this relationship between authors and readers that keeps the stories of our common awareness alive."

'Secrets In The Fairy Chimneys' is set in exotic Istanbul and Cappadocia, a land of enchanted caves and rock formations. The plot involves ancient mysteries, archaeological secrets, and thieves who will commit murder rather than give up the treasures they steal. Annie acquires new friends. Cedric Zeeks is trying to find a link between his African ancestors and the inhabitants of a 9,000 year old town in Cappadocia.  Yelda and Ahmet Atsut, twins with a Ouija board and awesome sleuthing talents, help Annie and boyfriend, Ty Egan, solve the mysteries, both the ancient ones and the ones that threaten them as they work the archaeological dig.  This third Annie Tillery Mystery is a real page turner with mystery, romance and an intriguing plot.

The book has a perfect 5 star rating on Amazon. One reviewer stated, "Terrific read. Although I'm not a typical YA reader (a bit too old) I thoroughly enjoy this series. Young Annie Tillery is a character that the reader can engage as she soldiers on with her adventure in the face of some ominous threats. Her relationship with her boyfriend, and archeological dig partner is touching. The scene descriptions of the archeological site in Turkey are well done and enlightening. The author not only knows how to tell a compelling story but she adds some interesting scientific information. I have heard of mitochondrial DNA, but never knew its significance until I read this book.”

Linda Marie Frank is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at All of Linda Frank’s works are available at Amazon. Readers are encouraged to vote at More information is available at Frank’s website at


Linda Marie Frank is a native of New York City. Her life-long career has been in teaching. She taught in Seaford, in the Middle School when it was a Junior High, and in the High School.  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. She also supervised science student teachers at Adelphi University.

It was her forensic science courses coupled with her love of Nancy Drew and other mystery heroes that led her to write the Annie Tillery Mysteries, ‘The Madonna Ghost’ and ‘Girl With Pencil, Drawing’.

She was awarded the Seaford High School Teacher of the Year in 1989, and received an award from the American Association of University Women in 1995 for inspiring young women to pursue the field of science.

Frank also produces a TV show, The Writer’s Dream, on LTV-EH, a local access station in East Hampton, as well as Long Island Cablevision.


Linda Maria Frank