Linda Joan Smith

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Linda Joan Smith is a former magazine editor and the author of several garden books, but her first love has always been children’s literature. At age nine her all-consuming passions were learning to shoot like Annie Oakley, making a perfect cherry pie, fly-fishing with her dad, and getting lost in a book. Only the last three stuck. When Linda’s not writing or reading, she can be found cooking and eating Thai food, painting theater sets, and savoring the ukulele and oboe talents of her husband and teen-aged daughter.