About the Author
Linda Leedy Schneider is an award winning internationally published poet and writer, a poetry and writing mentor, a clinical social worker in private practice, and an instructor at Kendall College of Art and Design. She has also been a member of the faculties of Aquinas College and Ferris State University. She leads writing groups at Gilda's Club for people living with cancer. Linda's volunteer work in orphanages in Albania first motivated her to submit poetry for publication. She is a Workshop Leader and teaches annually at the International Women's Writing Guild conference at Skidmore College. Her work has been published in many literary magazines including Rattle, Spoon River Poetry Review, Pudding Magazine, Driftwood Review, WordWrights, Poetry Midwest, and Miranda Literary Magazine. Linda has work forthcoming in The Pedestal magazine and ONTHEBUS. She has written five collections of poetry including Through The Lattice, Argonne House Press, 2002. Linda believes that a regular writing ritual leads to authenticity and personal growth.