Linda Gerber



Linda Gerber writes killer fiction for teens and tweens, including the best-selling DEATH BY BIKINI MYSTERIES series and the new MG series, LIGHTS, CAMERA, CASSIDY. Her books have been honored as ALA Popular Paperback, Junior Library Guild, Women’s Sports Foundation recommended read and Literacy Lab recommended read selections. 
While living in Japan, Linda served as the Regional Advisor for the Tokyo chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Currently, she lives and writes in Dublin, OH, blissfully ignoring her husband, four kids, and one very naughty puppy.
Linda Gerber

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 3:30pm

In this workshop targeted at beginning to intermediate writers, Linda Gerber teaches basic mystery elements and how to set them in the teen world by thinking backwards, using proven plot devices and incorporating your own, creating setting and atmosphere, upping the tension and conflict, following logical plot development, and avoiding clichés and other common pitfalls. This workshop offers writing in class.

Friday 3:30pm

In this workshop targeted to writers with some experience, learn how to personalize your hero's journey into an eight-sequence, four-act structure using a storyboard grid. LInda Gerber breaks down popular movies and fiction to illustrate the sequence and elements of this approach.

Friday 10:30am

Writer's Butt is the busy writer's tool for incorporating fitness into their day, and for learning nutrition tips to support a writer brain's creative needs. It reviews the connection between exercise and cognitive function, food/brain function connection, and tackles Frequent Writer Pitfalls. This workshop is geared to show that higher productivity and creativity through healthy lifestyle is not only doable, but fun. Your butt will thank you.

Sunday 9:30am