Linda's final book wins awards!
The Broken Thread won the R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature at the 2010 Alberta Literary Awards. For a full list of winners go to the Writers Guild of Alberta website.
The Broken Thread is also a Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2009 title, an honour given by VOYA magazine.
For a broadcast review of The Broken Thread, go to CBC's All Points West and scroll down to the May 19th podcast.
Other reviews are available to read at Coteau Books.
Linda Smith passed away suddenly in her home on the August 25th weekend, 2007.
Sister, aunt, friend, mentor, writer, advocate of literacy & social issues -- Linda was all these things and more. She leaves us a legacy of hope, of striving to make her corner of the world a better place, and of optimism for the future. And of course, she leaves us her stories.
To read one of her (unpublished) poems and a short tribute, go to Blue Skies .
|Linda's sister, Barb Brydges, would be delighted to hear from anyone who has questions or comments about Linda's writing or her books. Also, the family will donate copies of Linda's picture book, Sir Cassie to the Rescue, to any library or school or daycare that could make use of it. Contact Barb at this email.|