Castillo is an American writer of crime fiction who is best known for the 4 books that comprise the “Kate Burkholder” series, set in Amish country.
Raised in Ohio, Castillo wrote her first novel when she was only 13 years old.
As of this writing, she has created 22 other novels since the year 2000, for a total of 26 in all.
Castillo has received serious praise for her writing since the publication of the first book in the “Kate Burkholder” series, “Sworn To Silence”. This novel made the New York Times best sellers’ list for 4 weeks straight. “Sworn to Silence” was also made into a movie, Starring Neve Campbell in the lead role.
She has received the converted Daphne du Maurier Award and the Holt Medallion. All of the novels in the “Kate Burkholder” series have made frequent trips to the New York Times list.
An avid outdoors person and lover of horses, Linda Castillo currently lives in Texas, with her husband.