Meet contributing fiction editor Tim Linehan, Jr.


My name is Tim Linehan. I am a local author living in the Bethany Beach area of southern Delaware. My focus is on writing Young Adult Historical Fiction. I am exploring potential opportunities with area synagogues where I might provide learning opportunities from two perspectives: history (from my research) and the effects of war and death on teenagers.

With this in mind, I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Hannah Gould. This book is a YA historical novel about a Polish, Jewish girl with the partisans in WWII. It is the result of my research activities over a 10-year period. My goal is to provide insight into the valiant struggle of Jewish partisans against the powerful Nazi regime. Even more extraordinary is the story of the teenage partisans fighting for survival. This novel is best suited for mature teens to adult readers.

I offer my services to present a portion of the research supporting my WWII novel with two intentions – 1) to increase the awareness of teens and adults to this lesser known aspect of the Holocaust; and 2) to provide an exclusive opportunity to meet the author and to discuss the writing of the story. I have made numerous presentations to area public libraries about the writing process and the actual historical events behind my novel. As an Instructor for the Osher Life Long Learning (University of Delaware) seniors program, I teach a course on the Jewish partisans of Eastern Europe. I have given presentations on the topic to the local chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and to the Seaside Jewish Community synagogue (Rehoboth Beach, DE) for both adult and Hebrew school students.

I also have a previously published YA historical novel, Drums of Courage, targeting readers 11-14. The main character is a thirteen-year-old drummer boy. My story is built on the factual exploits of the 71st PA Volunteer Infantry as they proceed through the Civil War from Second Manassas to Gettysburg. This story depicts the effect of war on young teens.

I am looking forward to hearing from you. Please note that I can be flexible in tailoring my presentation to fit with your program requirements. If you would like, I will gladly provide you with a complimentary copy of Hannah Gould for your assessment. You can reach Doreen on my staff at 267-918-2450 or at timlinehanbooks@gmail.com for more information or to discuss a