Linda M. Whitaker a retail data scientist, and a writer of science and technology thrillers.  By day I play with numbers, by night, with words.

I have a PhD in Operations Research from Georgia Tech, and have worked in Retail Technology for many years. I am awestruck by the evolution of technology, which probably explains why my first novel is a science thriller.   

My husband and I like to live in fun places surrounded by interesting people.  We’ve lived in many places, but recently moved to the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina.  We are ever so excited to live in this colorful community full of awesome restaurants and local food, breweries, beautiful mountains, and wonderful people.

The Crucible of Steele

My first novel, The Crucible of Steele will be published in the Summer of 2020.

In order to secure a planet for the perfect few, they need to rid the world of the imperfect many.  Only one of their own can stop them ....

At thirty-two, Georgia Steele has made her mark on the corporate world, exposing inefficiencies, incompetence, and even criminal activity.   A multi-racial orphan in search of any biological family, her keen ability to find what others conceal has not worked in her personal life. That is, until a brief encounter with a younger near-twin leads Georgia to discover she has family, but not in the traditional sense.  She is the product of a 150-year eugenics experiment.


Things escalate once she learns the organization responsible for her creation is no longer willing to simply watch the “average” human majority destroy the planet and has ambitions far beyond that of the production of a superior race.  Georgia must expose her progenitor’s plans and stop them before thousands of innocent people are killed and humanity forever changed.

"Realistic goals ... are uninspiring"

"Boredom is the enemy, not failure"

                                                                                             Tim Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek        

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