Writing for God, Fighting Human Trafficking

Linda Rodante

About Me

My pic

Born and raised in Florida, Linda loves the salt water,  the sun and the swamp lands. She rescues turtles and injured birds and even has a thing for the snakes, laughing a little when people jump back from harmless black racers, although she can do without rattlesnakes and water moccasins.

Linda has always loved reading—especially mysteries and romantic suspense novels. Years ago, she found authors Agatha Christie and Mary Stewart thrilling. Today, she likes Dee Henderson, Irene Hannon, Kristen Heitzman and numerous others. Since she speaks and works against human trafficking with the Tampa Bay area’s Task Force, she finds Kathy Macias’s trilogy about this subject a must read for those who want to know more about it.

Her blog at lindarodante.wordpress.com highlights human trafficking, sexuality in America, and her mother’s years-long missionary trips to Israel and Indonesia.

Linda gave her life to Christ at twenty-six and discovered the miraculous love and existence Jesus has to offer. Her life since has not always been easy, but it has included joy, laughter, new energy, and miracles. His “instruction manual,” she says, is life-altering!

After becoming a Christian, Linda lead prayer and women’s groups, worked with Concerned Women for America, and worked for five years as  a Center Director for the Pregnancy Center of Pinellas County. Today, her part time job as a of financial aid adviser at a Christian college gives her numerous ideas for other books.

After writing three Christian romantic suspense novels, she began looking for an agent. When a friend introduced her (through email) to Blythe Daniel, head of the Blythe Daniel Agency something clicked in her spirit. Today, she is represented by Jessica Kirkland and the Blythe Daniel Agency. Her first book placed as a finalist in the American Christian Fiction Genesis Contest.

She and her husband and live in Florida. They have two grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and three wonderful grandchildren.

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9 comments on “About Me

  1. Linda
    August 15, 2011

    Can’t I find a better picture?

    • Kathryn
      October 2, 2012

      I like your picture…and I enjoyed reading about you and your passions. Human trafficking gripped my heart too, after seeing several pastor’s clips of what is going on under our noses…it really makes me mad and breaks my heart. I like what you said about johns too. I never thought of them that way, as the victims too. I guess when you think of it, everyone involved is really a victim of one sort or another. The enemy is behind all of it ultimately. I’d love to hear you speak sometime. I haven’t really gotten to know you at WW, but I’d love to. I’m going to put you in my favorites. You go girl! Enjoy your trip and your son. I hope to see you in November. Love, Kathryn Howard

  2. Brett Vahue
    November 24, 2013

    Hi Linda. Do you have any ministries that deal with the sex traffic epidemic that you think would be good to support?

    Thanks

    Brett Vahue

    • Linda Rodante
      November 24, 2013

      In the Tampa Bay area, there a quite a few. The Clearwater/Tampa Bay Task Force and the Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking are the ones I’m involved with. Look on their website or fb/message me and I will give you a couple of phone numbers. Also 2Boards/3Nails 2B3N. World Vision in the area works with trafficking victims. Bridging Freedom is another one. Pathways Community Church in Largo. Their church is really involved and law enforcement will often bring victims there because they know who to contact for help.

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  4. S B Williams
    July 18, 2016

    I am excited to have found you and your books. I’m trying to remember how I came across Amber Alert but I can’t remember lol. I also write christian romance (though not suspenseful, That takes skill ha!. I’ve just started the Dangerous Series. So far very nicely done. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    • Linda Rodante
      August 1, 2016

      Thank you! I appreciate your comment and time. God bless your writing. I’ll take a look at your site as well.

  5. Dr. Richard Spillman
    August 28, 2016

    Thank you for your writing but most of all for you work against human trafficking. Fifty + years ago when no one understood this issue my mother trafficked me from age 6 to 14 to my uncle and his friends so I know the damage it does. I’m only here today because of God’s amazing grace and love.

    • Linda Rodante
      August 30, 2016

      I thank God that you have come to know Him, and my heart hurts that you had to go through that as a young boy. Thank you for speaking out.

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