More About the Author
My name is Linda A. Lavid and I'm an author and artist from Western New York. I write, paint, and sell my work throughout Western New York. As time goes by my writing has grown from telling stories to writing a wide assortment of books, fiction and nonfiction. My recent artistic pursuits include painting whimsical cats and women with birds. In all my endeavors I do what I enjoy and market what I produce. Toward this end, I give talks on every aspect of writing, painting, publishing, and marketing. I have given seminars/classes/presentations at Just Buffalo, The Chautauqua Instituition, Libraries, Writer's Groups, to name a few.
My work has appeared in the following publications: The Southern Cross Review,Wilmington Blues, Plots with Guns, Unlikely Stories, Ascent Aspirations,A Cruel World,Zimmerzine, Cenotaph, Over Coffee, Tangents, and published by the Haworth Press. A short story, "The Accident", was a finalist in Otto Penzler's Great Mystery Stories of 2003. "DMV", another short story, received an award from Ascent Magazine. My book, 101 Ways to Meditate: Discover Your True Self, was a finalist in the 2011 Global E-Book Awards. I'm presently working on a series of novellas that are topical in nature, metafictional in style.