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Linda Joyce was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, yet she calls New Orleans home. Though she grew up traipsing across the United States from one Air Force base to the next, add in a four-year tour of Japan, she always returns to New Orleans to recharge and reconnect with her roots. However, people often give her odd looks when she explains she’s Irish-Cajun-Japanese. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Management, she worked as a Litigation Manager at an insurance company. While living in Kansas, she left corporate America and is now an award-winning writer under contract for her first novel. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three dogs: General Beauregard, Gentleman Jack, and Masterpiece Renoir. Linda loves the game of Six Degrees of Separation and loves connecting with people. She always seeks to discover if she may have crossed paths with them before.

There are 29 Comments

  1. Posted by Debra Shutters Reply

    My score 54% not bad since I guess on some

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Debra,
      Hi! Do you have a quote from a book you love?
      Smiles,
      LJ

      • Posted by Debra Shutters Reply

        I have Multiple Sclerosis so my memory not so good so I can’t think of one

        • Posted by Debra Shutters Reply

          Newsletter suscriber and thanks you for the chance 🙂

  2. Posted by kim charlton Reply

    I scored 78%..got harder as it went for sure!! Hard to pick a line form a book but this is ONE of my favorites..All this happened, more or less. —Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five..thanks for the chance!!

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Kim,
      I’m going to use this quote in a book I’m working on now. The working title is Secrets. I’m very excited about this story. More to come soon.
      Smiles,
      Linda

  3. Posted by Christina Gonzalez Reply

    I made 50% on the quiz – Book Worm! All men are liars. All women are lirs, too. – Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews.

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Christina,

      Love the quote! As for the score, you’re a winner to me. You dared and completed it. That’s success in my book.
      Smiles,
      LJ

  4. Posted by Sharon Guagliardo Reply

    1. Above 2. Ten little soldiers boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were Nine. Agatha Christie

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Sharon,
      I was 9 years old the first time I heard of Agatha Christie. My father’s boss had 4 daughters and the 2nd oldest, older than me by about 5 years, loved Christie. She gave me a book to read…and I had no clue about what I was getting into. But I pushed on because I couldn’t let a 14 year old think she knew more than me. LOL

      Smiles,
      LJ

  5. Posted by Linda Rimer-Como Reply

    I got 64%
    Favorite author is Wm. Shakespeare
    Macbeth first line:
    When shall we three meet again in thunder, lighting or rain?

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Linda,

      hmmm… shall I confess that I’ve never read MacBeth, though I love Shakespeare.

      Smiles,
      LJ

  6. Posted by Jaxkie Wisherd Reply

    I got 76% on the quiz.
    Scarlett OHara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. Margaret Mitchell

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Jaxkie,
      LOVE the Margaret Mitchell quote. Do you know that I’ve never been to tour her house? It’s on my list for this summer.

      Smiles,
      Linda Joyce

  7. Posted by Joy Giachino Reply

    Above 50 lol – 54% .. that was looooonnnngggg my brain began to fade 😉
    two roads diverged – R Frost – Love Frost!

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Joy,
      Frost is one of my favorite poets because I think I actually understand the message he’s trying to deliver. Often poetry seems shrouded in multiplicative meanings and I feel too dense to figure it out.

      Smiles,
      LJ

  8. Posted by Joy Isley Reply

    I enjoyed taking the quiz. I got 80% since I am not up on current classics.

    My favorite line is
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” Charles Dickens

    and I love “I dreamt I returned to Manderlay”
    can you imagine what impact it would have had if she dreamed of returnibg to Crystal Springs? Not the same-Manderlay seems so intriguing

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Joy,
      You did excellent on the quiz! I have a very worn copy of A Christmas Carol by Dickens with a velvet cover. It was a gift when I was a child…because Christmas Eve is my birthday.
      lol, and just for the record, I do like Crystal Springs. 🙂

      Smiles,
      LJ

  9. Posted by Jo Ann Reinhold Reply

    Sad to say I only got 62% right…..Truth? I can NEVER quote from books….I read every line and if I pick up a book years later and begin reading it ANYWHERE in the book I remember the entire story BUT I can’t not quote from one….maybe my brain is wired wrong???

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Jo Ann,
      And, I can’t remember jokes. Like not even 10 minutes after I hear them. I thought the quiz was hard, but very interesting. I will confuse book covers–but they change so much these days that I don’t care anymore–and I often won’t remember a title. But I will remember the characters–them I fall in love with.

      Smiles,
      LJ

  10. Posted by Sue Kirby Reply

    I got a 76%.
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. The only Dickens book I like.

  11. Posted by Sunnymay Reply

    I got 90% on the quiz and started looking up the first lines of the books in Google to help the cause. “It was a dark and stormy night,” is my favorite first line of a book called Paul Clifford by Bulwer-Lytton. I learned about this first line while taking a Creative Writing Course which met for 2 hours on 4 Saturdays. Then I found it on the writing website, winningwriters.com, as The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. I think it is funny, but his stories are dark with horror.

  12. Posted by Željka Ranković Reply

    I got 88%. Truth is some of the pictures helped a lot. But still, I knew a lot of them, and by far, my favorite: “Do not go gentle into that good night”! I loved the quiz, it was super fun and I didn’t know how much I actually knew 🙂

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Zeljka,

      That’s a great score! I think some of the photos helped to, but I’m just not a good guesser. In college, whenever I played Trivial Pursuit and I narrowed it down to two answers, I could count on picking the wrong one.
      Glad you enjoyed the quiz.
      Smiles,
      Linda

  13. Posted by Colleen C. Reply

    I scored 60%
    “This will be over soon, and then I can go home to Tara.”
    -Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Colleen,

      The ever elusive Tara…
      Thanks for playing the game. Hope you had fun.
      All my best,
      Linda

  14. Posted by Denise Boyd Reply

    I surprised myself and got a 92%. Have to admit there were several that I guessed on but still.
    My favorite opening line is:
    “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun.”
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams..

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Denise,

      And the magic number is 42, right? lol Thanks for sharing your favorite quote. AND BIG cudos for such an auspicious quiz result. You rock!

  15. Posted by lori byrd Reply

    I loved the cover of where the wild things are. My kids grew up with me reading that to them every night. My least favorite was the cover for The hitch hikers guide to the galaxy. Dumb. I loved the quote It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Thank you Linda. See you at Penned Con.

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