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Authors Linda Hurtado Bond (ABJ ‘89) and Stacy Willingham (ABJ ‘13) have a lot in common and much to share. Their paths show valuable lessons for Grady College students, current, future and past. 



Linda Hurtado Bond adapts her skills as an award-winning news anchor of over 20 years to her work as a fiction writer. Her crime mystery “All the Broken Girls,” was released in late August.


Local author and Fox 13 news anchor Linda Hurtado Bond will launch her fourth novel, “All the Broken Girls".

Linda Hurtado is a Fox 13 journalist by day and a crime writer by night. She is back again with another novel set in the Tampa Bay area.

After 25 years of reporting and anchoring the local news, Linda Hurtado is one of the Tampa Bay area’s most recognizable faces. So, when she decided to write her first novel, Hurtado came up with a new identity. From a storytelling standpoint, she didn’t want there to be any confusion.

Linda Hurtado has worked as a television news reporter and anchor in Fort Myers, Orlando and, for the last 20 years, in Tampa. Her second romantic thriller, Cuba Undercover, was published under her pen name, Linda Bond, and inspired by her real-life love story.

Following is a listing of new and forthcoming adult, children’s, and young adult fiction and nonfiction titles that examine the history, identities, and social complexity of the diverse Latinx communities across the Americas.

A gripping thriller grounded in the complexities of family and strengthened by characters’ vibrant personalities.

Interview: On the Record - All the Broken Girls

Radio interview: Linda on Q105's MJ Morning Show

Radio interview:
The story behind Cuba Undercover and Alive at 5

The Allure of Romance Novels. Why do they sweep readers off their feet?

Linda Bond's 'Alive at 5' has been chosen as a Fresh Pick by




Kathy Altman, Special Contributor for USA Today featured 'Alive at 5' in her recent "Must Read" blog.  Find out why she says 'Alive at 5' needs to be added to your summer reading collection.





Linda Bond's 'All the Broken Girls' has been chosen as a Fresh Pick by





Writing News versus Fiction

We are TV reporters by day and romance writers by night. The Tampa Bay Times asked me and AP reporter Tamara Lush to talk about our dual careers at the 2015 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading. We also talk about the popularity of romance and the challenges of getting published today. 

Don't Stop Believing.

How I became a published author.

Working Women of Tampa Bay asked me to speak at their State Conference on how I followed my dream of becoming a published author.  I hope this will help you, too. 

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