Although I have been a writer all my life, I didn't start writing with an eye to publication until my youngest child was no longer a baby and I finally had a few hours here and there to write. My first book was This Rich & Wondrous Earth, a memoir of the years I spent in boarding school in Africa. Once I had that out of my system, I went on to doing what I've always dreamed of--writing speculative fiction novels for young people. I have now finished seven novels, and am in the process of trying to find an agent to represent me. But meanwhile, you can get a taste of the kind of stories I like to write by getting a copy of my short story anthology, Dreams & Dragons, available on Amazon or directly from Bear Publications.
This Rich & Wondrous Earth: https://www.amazon.com/This-Wondrous-Earth-Linda-Burklin-ebook/dp/B00HFHL4ME/ref=sr_1_1?crid=E2WC2MOFP277&keywords=this+rich+and+wondrous+earth&qid=1653800693&s=books&sprefix=this+rich+and+wondrous+earth%2Cstripbooks%2C183&sr=1-1
Dreams & Dragons: https://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Dragons-Anthology-L-Burklin-ebook/dp/B09V6SRC55/ref=sr_1_1?crid=VK3FUJT0C8B5&keywords=Dreams+%26+Dragons+L.m.+burklin&qid=1653800830&s=books&sprefix=dreams+%26+dragons+l.m.+burklin%2Cstripbooks%2C79&sr=1-1