A book reviewer for Publishers Weekly, Linda covers both adult nonfiction/memoir and young adult fiction. She’s published micro nonfiction in the Sunday New York Times and in “Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less” (Artisan Books, December 2020). Her writing advice has appeared in The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazines. And her first book, a travel/tourism guidebook — “100 Things to Do in Syracuse Before You Die” (Reedy Press, April 2022) — is centered on her hometown. She’s currently researching a second one on that area’s urban legends, folklore, and obscure historical facts.
A creative nonfiction instructor for the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse, NY, she’s the founder of AlwaysWantedToWrite.com which offers online writing classes. Linda has presented at writing conferences from the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival to HippoCamp, the annual nonfiction conference of Hippocampus magazine. Linda is a theater reviewer for the Syracuse Post-Standard / syracuse.com.
In her former 20-year career as a radio and television producer/host, she earned numerous local, regional, and national awards. As the Women’s Issues expert for the New York Times Company-owned website About.com (now ThoughtCo.com), she produced over 2500 pieces of original content and ranked #1 on Google for the search term ‘women’s issues.’