Biographical Information

Dates:Dates in Ridgefield: 1977-
fictionentrepreneur, astrologer
Linda Merlino grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Ridgefield in 1977, becoming a volunteer at the Keeler Tavern Museum. In 1980 she was included in the register of Outstanding Young Women of America. She grew a hobby of making desserts into a business called Grand Finale and later became an astrologer. A member of the Connecticut Press Club, her novel, Belly of the Whale, published in 2008, won second place as best fiction of 2009 by the Press Club. She is also a member of the Ridgefield Writers Guild.
Titles:Swan Boat Souvenir, 2003Belly of the Whale, 2008Hudson Catalina, 2012Room of Tears, 2013

--Sources: www.lindamerlino.com; Amazon.com; www.celestialblueprints.com