Born in Texas, while still a toddler I was whisked away to San Diego, CA where I grew up near the ocean. Spending summers visiting my family in Texas I acquired a taste for sweet tea. Even though I now live inland, I still love the smell and sounds of the sea. Following my husband's career I have lived in many states with our five children in tow. I wear many hats in my life but family has always been my focus. I volunteered as a 4H leader and classroom aide as well as being part of a co-op pre-school. As the former owner and operator of Whalens' Country Childcare I draw on my experiences for my passion of writing for children. I hold dear the awe and wonder seen in the eyes of a child and hope I will forever be inspired by the sight. I have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and CBS Good Day Sacramento. I have also been a guest on Bob Dunning's syndicated talk show for my adult inspirational book The Valley of Childhood.
Some of my favorite sites
Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators
Linda Joy Singleton