PTG was the first of Linda’s books to be published.
It takes place in the not-
Play the Game, Flying Chipmunk Publishing, 2008/2009. On Amazon -
Archie Chamberlain wanted little more than his teaching certification, and a nice job teaching English Lit anywhere in the Solar System: "An easy chair, a nice cuppa tea, and a game on the weekend." The greatest obstacle to this quiet life was his best friend, Gennaro, the single-
Despite their radically different educations and temperaments, the two men have known each other since babyhood. Against all odds, they remain best friends. When a wise man leaves Gee an intriguing riddle to solve—find a stone monkey, a dead bird, a brass mouse—it is Archie who inherits the key. How much should he, or can he, give Gee in the way of clues? Their lives depend on it.
Planting Walnuts, Flying Chipmunk Publishing, 2013. On Amazon -
Planting Walnuts is a long book (377+ pages), originally designed as serial adventures. Portions appeared as short stories in Absolute Magnitude and were reprinted in the AbsMag anthology (Tor, 1996), and the web magazine "Fantastic Stories of the Imagination."