Linda is a life-long resident of Detroit. Having raised three children in Detroit is a strong testament to her faith in the endurance of the city. She has two grandchildren and they are the light of her life. She has a Master of Arts in teaching, and is certified in secondary Speech and English. Among her accomplishments is the completion of requirements for her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction—dissertation pending. Words and the combination of words is her corridor to the boundless images she creates for her readers. She strives to inform, educate, and incite her readers to engage their own thought processes.