Linda Stiles Fox
Linda Stiles Fox Books
… A Collection of Thoughts
Linda Stiles Fox was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and moved to the Midwest at a very early age. She was raised in Peoria, Il and moved to the west coast when only 19. In 1994 Linda and her family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.
She began writing at a very young age, commenting it was due to her being an only child. She created characters and stories to occupy her mind and to live out her childhood fantasies of fun and romance. Even though she wrote early on it wasn’t until the publishing of her first book, A Cabin in the Woods, in March 2015, that Linda finally called herself a writer.
Being a writer gave her such a sense of accomplishment. This accomplishment was second only to being a loving daughter, wife, mother, grand-mother and great grand-mother. Her total commitment to her family was well known by all who knew her.
The need to write consumed Linda at times. She would spend long days and nights bringing her stories to life. She wrote the majority of her stories by hand, filling notebook after notebook. She was a pure romantic and it showed in her books and novels.
Linda was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer or NETs in 2016 and would later lose her battle with this rare disease in November of 2018. She actually continued writing up to just a few days before her death. Linda’s other published works are, Santa’s Little Secret, and the first two novels of her series, The Island Love Trilogy. Forever Again, and Forever Begins, are romantic/mystery stories set in Hawaii. Sadly, the world will never know her conclusion to this well written and entertaining series.
Linda loved writing but it was meeting people and sharing her stories that allowed her to show her passion. Her voice will forever be remembered in her books and her spirit in the memory of all those she touched.
William O. Fox
On November 27, 2018 CHT author and co-founder, Linda Stiles Fox, lost her battle with cancer. She was a driving force that enlightened, encouraged, and strengthened, our group of authors. It had been a good fight, a long fight, and through it all she remained hopeful, active and excited for the future.
In the beginning years with what would become the Coffee House Tours, she and I would hit the pavement, visiting countless coffee shops around town to grow our partnership and gain new signings. We had a shared vision, one I know she’d be proud of today. I miss her very much and carry her with me at every signing. I’ll often glance to my side and feel her beside me.
Her love for books and writing exceeded any roadblock the cancer could throw in her way and her will was immeasurable. She adored being an author, meeting readers, and sharing her thoughts. She was the best listener, advisor and friend. Her contemporary romance, mystery books are amazing, even drawing in this girl, who could usually only read the genre if it were dressed in the supernatural. My friend, colleague, and partner in literary crime loved life, and life embraced her. I will continue to remember her with a smile, admiration, and awe.
I met Linda several years ago at an author fundraiser in Mesquite. Her smile lit up the room and her passion as an author was evident. We spoke of her love for her children, her grandchildren, and her church. She was the type of woman I wanted to spend more time with. I was lucky enough to get that opportunity through several years. Along with other author friends I was fortunate to participate in signings with her. I am the author of " Some Dreams Are Worth Keeping " A Memoir of My Bipolar Journey. I dreamt of a book and speaking tour. Linda was there at the Pen and Pallet event that I spoke at. I was a new speaker back then and she encouraged me and assured me that God had a plan for success in my life. I needed to hear those words desperately at the time. Linda fought her battle with cancer bravely. She never seem to feel sorry for herself. She was taken much too soon. I miss her deeply, but her legacy lives on through the many people she touched throughout her life. I have no doubt that Linda is heaven smiling down on all of us.
The first time I spoke with Linda was at a CHT book signing with Vicki-Ann Bush and Susan Johnson. Linda's loving light, compassion and endearing personality touched my heart.
At another signings we discussed the possibility of a 'Ladies in Literature' event and I was honored when she asked me to be one of the panelist. Linda took the lead and diligently worked to make the event a success. Her dedication was just another reason to admire this beautiful soul. Her passing left a giant hole in everyone's heart that was blessed to have known her, even if it was only for a short time.
Cynthia L. De Boer
My first thoughts of Linda Stiles Fox … one foggy winter morning five years ago at a Starbucks over a hot cup of coffee. We exchanged ideas, feelings and encouragements about our writing, our books, and health parallels. Linda was kind, astute and a friend, and in that moment in Green Valley, I realized what a dear lady she was.
Many years of conversations later, it is my honor to be part of CHT, an author community that Linda helped to create.
May she rest in grace and peace.
Linda Stiles Fox was one of the first authors we connected with in the Las Vegas community. Linda was someone who was always a pleasure to spend time with and to talk to. She encouraged us to pursue our unique style and unusual approach to writing. Her words still resonate with us and inspire us and the numerous other people she’s interacted with during her lifetime. We miss her dearly.