Linda Atwell lives in Silverton, Oregon with her husband, John. They have two incredible adult children. Linda earned her BA from George Fox College, but it is her entrepreneurial and adventuresome spirits that have inspired her career goals. She owned a successful home décor business for ten years before switching to adjusting catastrophe insurance claims and climbing roofs for a living. Now she writes. Her award-winning work has appeared in print and online magazines. She irregularly writes a blog about her daughter with special needs, travel, and other life adventures. Her first book, Loving Lindsey, will be published September 26, 2017 by She Writes Press. Linda is happiest traveling the world, and hopes to get fifty stamps in her passport before it expires.
Her work has appeared in The Oregonian, Sweeney’s, Perceptions Literary Magazine Of The Arts (one of her stories was selected as the Editor’s Choice for the category of nonfiction), Women’s Memoirs, Break The Parenting Mold, and The Mighty. She received an Honorable Mention in the Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest and was the first place winner in The E. Riney Memorial Award contest. Her winning story was published in The Storyteller Magazine.