Linda’s nonfiction books, Shadow Mothers, and Out of the Shadows: Stories of Adoption and Reunion are inspiration for the play “Watermelon Hill,” by Lily Baber Coyle, produced by the History Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2001 and 2016.
Her poetry collections include The Next Best Thing and Ride That Full Tilt Boogie. Other publication credits: the Saint Paul Almanac, To Sing Along the Way, 33 Minnesota Poets, Water~Stone Review, Adoptive Families of America magazine, Great River Review, White Pelican Review and others.
In 2014 she won the honor of having her poem, “Carousel,” made into a Motionpoem film and projected across the facade of the St. Paul Union Depot.
Linda can be of service as a writing mentor and editor as well as a featured reader, speaker and facilitator for many types of groups. She has given many interviews and conducted discussions on radio, podcasts and television.
In her advertising and marketing career, Linda served hundreds of clients and has won several awards for her commercial work. She is a longtime volunteer and producer at KFAI Community Radio in Minneapolis, MN and is active at Becketwood Cooperative, where she lives. Linda also dabbles in watercolor painting and enjoys gardening, traveling, playing her ukulele and being rambunctious with her husband David McKay. A big red Harley lives in their garage. Their children include two professors, a high school teacher, a web designer and a social work professional. Grandchildren include six of the most beautiful, kind and gifted children on the planet.