A former language arts high school teacher and college composition instructor, Linda Gondosch has written ten books for children, including picture books, early chapter books, middle grade fiction and nonfiction published by Lerner Publishing Group; Random House; Lodestar Books; Little, Brown; and Parker Brothers.
One of her books, WHO NEEDS A BRATTY BROTHER?, won the Kentucky Bluegrass Children's Choice Award. Also, HOW DID TEA AND TAXES SPARK A REVOLUTION? was named a 2011 Honor Book by the Society of School Librarians International.
Linda's stories are inspired by her own childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as by the adventures of her four children who were raised in the small town of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on the shores of the Ohio River. As Linda often says, "Stories are a combination of real life and a wild imagination all stirred together."
Linda now lives with her husband in Hebron, Kentucky, where she served for several years as a substitute teacher in the Kenton County Schools. She enjoys playing her violin in a local musical group, singing in The Voices of the Commonwealth, and visiting historical sites around the United States and abroad. In 2008 she and her husband toured Italy, including Rome, Venice, and Pompeii.
Linda has a BS in Education from Ohio University and a Masters in Education from Northern Kentucky University. She has spoken at over 200 schools and libraries in the Midwest about books and the writing process.