Linda was born in California's Central Valley, but finished her schooling in South Alabama during the turbulent 1960s. Married to her high school sweetheart, she and Tom have one daughter Jennifer, son-in-law, Dave and two grandchildren, Georgia and Joshua, who give her plenty of ideas for writing children's stories.
In the first book of the Marshall series, "Marshall Visits the Hospital."  Marshall leads children around a sometimes scary medical world, showing them what they might expect when visiting the doctor or a hospital. In subsequent books, Marshall will show there are responsibilities to be met as part of a family: caring for pets, helping others, volunteering one's time, and even accepting a new baby into the household. Marshall hopes to teach children about their world in a fun and entertaining way. At the same time, Marshall teaches them how to build their confidence so they can make the right decision when it comes to protecting themselves against strangers and bullies. Marshall will also show them the importance of staying healthy and seeing the fun in fitness. Children from three to eight can relate and benefit from Marshall and his friends' experiences. When wondering what she wanted to be when she grew up, Linda never dreamed she would be a stay-at-home mom telling stories and coloring.

                                                      Marshall’s Big Move

As with anything new and different, change can be a hard adjustment for anyone, especially a child. Marshall, my husband and I have taken a huge step and moved across this beautiful country of ours, from big town California to small town Georgia. But now that my husband has retired we have finally sold our house of 7 1/2 years in order to follow our retirement dreams and as of Jan 2017, relocated to Mobile Alabama. For the first time Marshall finds himself separated from his grandparents, who have played a major role in his young life, and everything he has ever known…a change he’s not quite ready for.

Marshall will share his experiences on moving and making new friends with your child in hopes of making the best of a difficult situation more positive.