Linda Kupecek is a Calgary-based author and retired actress. She was a columnist with The Hollywood Reporter in Los Angeles for 10 years, and her writing has been published in numerous magazines, including City Palate, TV Guide and Country Collectibles. She has acted in regional theatre and in classic films such as McCabe and Mrs. Miller. Her publications include The Rebel Cook; the Amazing Stories Fiction and Folly for the Festive Season and Rebel Women; and Deadly Dues, the first mystery in the Lulu Malone Mystery series. Please visit lindakupecek.com.