Linda Formicelli

Linda Formichelli is a freelance writer and author.

Linda lives in the Raleigh, North Carolina area with her writer husband, ballet-dancing son, three rescue cats, and frequently an exchange student as well.

Linda has written for over 150 magazines, from Pizza Today to Woman’s Day; authored and co-authored over a dozen books, including Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action and Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies (which she always thought made it sound like the reader was training dummies); and guest posted at top blogs like Copyblogger, Tiny Buddha, and Write to Done.


All those publishing credits are the result of well over 500 rejections over the course of her career. Writing has blessed Linda with a thick skin and the ability to juggle five thousand projects at once.

She and her husband both work at home, which makes them want to alternately chat about non-work stuff and strangle one another because “OMG will you shut up until I finish this sentence!”

Linda loves traveling, military sci fi, manga, 80s alternative, EDM and deep house, Project Runway, self-help books, dialectology, spas, yoga, and Thai iced tea.

Her biggest dislikes? Tomato sauce (yes, she IS half Italian), reggae, folding laundry, cashiers who ask for her email address, and The Pretenders song “Brass in My Pocket,” which causes her to launch myself towards the OFF button on the radio.

She’s also the co-founder of Renegade Writer Press, which publishes books for writers and other smart people, on topics including personal development, career development, frugality, and erotica.