Linda Betsinger McCann is a native Iowan and remains in Iowa by choice. When the family moved to her current location, she began researching her genealogy. She was shocked to discover she was descended from the founder of the town. She began researching parts of the town's history, and wrote about it. A publisher approached her, and seven years later, The Iowan Books has published ten of her books. She loves discovering Iowa history that younger people don't know about. She has been shocked by how many people have told her they did not know that Iowa had prohibition. That is what keeps her writing.