Lin Wilder has a doctorate in Public Health from the UT Houston with a background in cardiopulmonary physiology, medical ethics, and hospital administration. During her thirty-plus years in academic health care administration, Lin authored numerous texts in these fields.

She began writing fiction only after leaving her Hospital Director position at UMASS Medical Center. Since then, Lin’s been the recipient of an extensive array of awards for her two series of novels. Her medical mystery series include: The Fragrance Shed By A Violet, Do You Solemnly Swear? A Price for Genius and Malthus Revisited. Plausible Liars, the fifth in the Dr. Lindsey McCall mystery series, is scheduled for release in the late spring of 2022.

Lin’s ancient novel series includes I, Claudia, and My Name is Saul. The third in that series, and her latest novel, The Reluctant Queen, took first place for historical and religious fiction in Feathered Quill’s Best Books of 2022. In addition, her memoir, Finding the Narrow Path, recounts her journey away from God and back again.

Lin lives in the Texas hill country with her husband and dogs.

Signed copies of her books can be purchased at In addition, her weekly blog ranks in the top 100 Christian blogs and book reviews.


We tried the central coast of California for over a year but realized that it did not work for us. So the move to Texas feels like going back home since I spent twenty-three years in Houston. Our new home in the Texas Hill country is lovely and reminiscent of our refuge in Northern Nevada: a remote, peaceful… sacred place.

After a year of working on The Reluctant Queen, I’m back with Plausible Liars. You may recall that I quit working on the story because I could not do justice to my antagonist in Plausible Liars. Plausible Liars has an entirely new plot line with the year hiatus: that complex antagonist is gone. However, my favorite characters and friends are back: Kate Townsend, the investigative reporter; Zach Cunningham, the criminal defense attorney. And a host of others. I think the move to Texas might be integral to this story.