Linda Davis-Kyle of WritingNow.com has been published in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia in a dozen countries. Her articles have appeared in professional journals such as Modern Drama in Canada, Caritas in Ireland, and Studies in English Literature in Japan and in periodicals such as World Travel Magazine in Australia and Healthy Options in New Zealand.
How to Motivate Students to Write for a Cause: Getting Nondyslexic & Dyslexic Teens to Write about Health & More includes a Foreword by Astrid Kopp-Duller, PhD, and tips from Guy Lancaster, PhD. The book features Canada’s Rachel Parent (writer, anti-GMO activist, and speaker since age 11), Scotland’s Martha Payne (writer and activist since age 9), and writer, director, and filmmaker since age 8, Zachary Maxwell, and author of the Just Jake series since age 12, Jake Marcionette—both of the United States—to introduce their successful work to pre-teens and teens to show them that they can write, too.
Davis-Kyle offers Agatha Christie, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Octavia Estelle Butler, illustrious writers of yesteryear, the late beloved Daniel Eckstein, and Sherrilyn Kenyon, an award-winning writer of today, as evidence to champion any writers who may be challenged with dyslexia to know that they, too, can achieve success if writing is their dream. She also introduces an innovation of the talented programmer Victor Widell of Sweden to help nondyslexics have a keener understanding of the challenge that some dyslexic students experience when reading. Teachers and parents who want to guide their young students with their writing will find the book to be a great timesaver. Plus, the book will embolden teens and ’tweens who want to take it upon themselves to practice their writing.
Her Kindle book, The Busy English Teacher’s Fun Activities & Exercises for Pre-Teens: Fitness Games, Nutrition Tips & More, weaves refreshing language review lessons with invigorating physical and mental exercises to enhance not only language skills but also physical fitness. In it she also briefly introduces Jake Marcionette, Zachary Maxwell, and Rachel Parent to encourage pre-teens to want to write, too. The activities focus on co-creation to help prevent bullying. Role-playing and pantomiming build camaraderie. She illustrates the Parts of Speech through colorful mind maps populated with friendly characters to make learning the definitions, relationships, and examples of the parts of speech entertaining and fun. Listening, reading, writing, and speaking activities boost not only basic language skills but also confidence. Drawing activities support hand-eye coordination, ignite imagination, and inspire visualization.
Davis-Kyle is the principal author of The Writer's Friend: Behind the Scenes with Editors. Some of her workshops for beginning writers include "Teaming Up with Your Inner Editor" and "Making Writing Your Best Friend." She has the reputation for helping her students and others recognize their amazing talents, and she loves teaching workshops for beginning writers of all ages.
Parents and grandparents find her Fun Foods for Kids & Grownups: Your essential guide to family fun & good health, an extension of seminars and talks for parents, to be a thought-provoking and empowering model to help nourish and nurture children. Change Your Life with Martial Arts: Your essential introduction to the martial arts helps adults and youth determine the martial art style best suited to them and the dojo best suited to their goals.