Linda Kimmel has a B.A. in political science and history and a Ph.D. in political science. Linda moved to Ann Arbor nine years ago and spends her days as a research manager at the Center for Political Studies in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. In her spare time Linda has been actively involved in the Ann Arbor book community. From 2012 through 2017 Linda was on the Board of the Kerrytown BookFest, serving first as the Operations Chair and then as the Exhibitor Chair. Linda is active in several local book groups and attends numerous author events at area independent bookstores. Linda is an avid reader of a variety of genres including literary fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, mystery, women’s fiction, history, and archaeology.