About Linda K. Hubalek

Author of the Butter in the Well book series

Linda Hubalek.

I didn’t plan to be a writer, but maybe I started my writing career in sixth grade. We had to write a paper on “what I want to do when I grow up”. I came across this paper while cleaning my closet a decade later (mom had kept it), and according to my dreams back then, I wanted to be a farmer, but my last line was “but alas, girls can’t be farmers”.But I did go into my chosen field when I earned my Bachelors Degree in Agriculture and Horticulture from Kansas State University. I did agronomy research for years before starting a wholesale horticulture business. My company, Prairie Flower Creations, grew and dried flowers, ornamental corn, and mini pumpkins for the florist trade.

In 1990 I was featured in Country Woman Magazine, just when my husband’s job transferred us to California. I sold my business and tried to cope, growing flowers and pumpkins in five-gallon buckets on our “cement lawn”.

I started writing about the family and farmland I was homesick for and started a new career, writing about my pioneer women ancestors who homesteaded farms in Kansas in the 1800’s.

My husband and I eventually moved back to Kansas, bought land next to my family, and raised bison for a decade. So not only have I fulfilled my dream to be a farmer, I’ve made a career writing about pioneer women who also connected with the prairie land of Kansas. Butter in the Well was the first book I wrote in 1992 and is still a popular book today.

Currently I’m working on two series. My Brides with Grit series is classified as a sweet romance, featuring fictional couples living near the cow town of Ellsworth, Kansas in 1873. You’ll notice they have a catchy title theme…Rania Ropes a RancherMillie Marries a MarshalHilda Hogties a Horseman…so it’s a fun series for you to start, and continue reading as I write at least eight books planned in the series.

My Kansas Quilter series is loosely based on my great grandmother, Kizzie Pieratt’s trip to Indian Territory and back to Kansas to homestead. The first book, Tying the Knot is now available and Patching Home and Piecing Memories will follow later.

Please enjoy my future blog posts, and read my book series too. My books are available in printed, ebook and audio versions on Amazon. Or, you get free and quick shipping by ordering autographed paperback books direct through my Shopping Cart.Considered historical fiction, these books are age appropriate for everyone from age 9 to 99. Book, quilt, and Scandinavian gift shops sell them (or ask your local store to stock them for you) and schools use them in class studies to portray early pioneer and Kansas history.

If you’re curious of what else I do, go to my other two websites, Bison Farm– which promotes the great American Buffalo, and Linda’s Buffalo Meat Recipes, where I’ve posted recipes featuring bison meat. Please visit my author website and my Facebook page too. Many thanks from the Kansas prairie…!

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