Hi I’m Linda. Linda Martin Andersen. I wear a jester’s hat on my blog. Would you like to guess why? Leave me your best guess on the comments below and I’ll let you know if you’re right.
I am married and have two grown sons and two grandsons. I live way off the highway and down a dirt driveway. Although I live in the country, we do not have any cows or goats. I do live on a farm, but not that kind. It is a tree farm that is planted in pine trees. Before I started school, my grandmother used to raise cows and I was scared of them. If my father wanted to get me to come on to the house and I was lingering, he would call mooo. I’d come running.
Today, I can be seen hanging out with cows–artsy ones anyway. See here:
When I was young like you, I used to play jump rope and jacks. I could walk a barrel, but I never was very good at roller skating. I liked to tell my mom all about my day—all about it. I went on and on.
I have worked in several different jobs. I even drove a school bus. Mostly, I have been a teacher and a school counselor. I also worked at the public library. Now, I am an elementary school reading tutor. Every minute that I can, I write for children. It is the best job ever. I write picture books, fiction and nonfiction stories and articles, teacher guides, and curriculum. I love to go to writers’ conferences where I learn more about writing and I get to meet authors and illustrators. To me, it’s better than meeting movie stars.