In the Name of Allah
Most Gracious-Most Merciful
Linda D. Delgado
Linda D. Delgado earned a bachelor degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and is a 26-year veteran police officer. She retired with the rank of Sergeant from the Arizona Department of Public Safety in November 2000.
In 2004 Linda established the Islamic Rose Books retail and self publishing business for her work. In 2005 she decided to expand her (IRB) business to include the publishing of other Muslim authors and created Muslim Writers Publishing as a division of IRB. By January 2011 Linda published 24 paperback books, 2 Kindle ebooks, 13 pdf format ebooks, and six pdf format teacher study guide booklets for some of the Islamic Fiction novels she has published.
Linda's Islamic Rose Books series has been translated into the Indonesia language and republished and into Arabic and republished as pdf ebooks.
Linda was born in the USA and reverted to Islam in March of 2000. She began her writing career shortly after her retirement. She is the mother of three children, grandmother of eight grandchildren and has three great grandchildren. She currently lives in Tempe, Arizona.
Organization and Group Membership/Affiliations
Member - Arizona Book Publishers Association
Member - Arizona Authors Association
Director - Islamic Writers Alliance
Member - Islamic Writers
Member – Publishers Forum
Member – Fraternal Order of Police
Member – Arizona DPS Retirees Coalition
Member - AHPA
Paperback books include: Islamic Rose Books series: The Visitors, Hijab-Ez Friends, Stories, and Saying Goodbye; Halal Food, Fun and Laughter, A Muslims Guide to Publishing and Marketing; the Rainey Walker series: Catch Me if You Dare and Book 2: Gotcha!, and co-authored with Shirley Anjum: Grandma & Hijab-Ez Family and Activity Book.
Other published work includes:
2009 - Hijab-Ez Friends Teacher Study Guide
2009 – Non-Fiction Articles-Monthly FOCUS column for the Crescent Times newspaper in Australia
2009 – Islamic Fiction stories published in the IWA Anthology: Many Voices, One Faith II – Islamic Fiction Stories
2009 – Poetry published in the IWA anthology: Many Poetic Voices, One Faith
2008 – Developed, contributed to, and published a compilation of poems in a pdf format ebooklet: Voices for Africa, offered as a free download to raise awareness of the many needs of people living on this continent.
2005- Published in Our Rising Star magazine and islamOnline.net: Grandma & Hijab-Ez comic strips
2004 - Islamic Fiction story and non-fiction articles published in the IWA anthology: Many Voices, One Faith
2004-2009 - Non-fiction articles, poetry, interviews, book excerpts, and Islamic fiction stories published in Muslim publications: The Muslim Weekly, Our Rising Star Magazine, The Muslim Woman, IslamOnline.net, Illume magazine, Q-news, Islamic Ink magazine, Azizah magazine, and Islamic Horizons magazine.
First Place Adult winner in the Praise the Prophet Poetry Contest in 2007 for the poem: "My Hero is Your Hero".
2005 Excellence in Media, Literary Arts Award: The Association of Muslim Women in America, Inc. (AMWA) selected Widad to receive the 2005 Excellence in Media, Literary Arts award based on her work as author of the children's book series, Islamic Rose Books.
Websites/blog: Author - www.widad-lld.com
IWA Founder www.islamicwritersalliance.net
Administrator - Islamic Fiction Books at www.IslamicFictionBooks.com
P.O. Box 27362
Tempe, Arizona 85285