Meet the Author
Award-winning writer Linda Harris Sittig was born in New York City, raised in northern New Jersey, and put down her adult roots in Virginia. A bachelor’s in history and a master’s in education led to a teaching career with Fairfax County Schools and the opportunity to be an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University. During her time teaching in Fairfax, the Greater Washington Reading Council selected Linda as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. The following year, the Virginia State Reading Association honored her. A decade later, the International Reading Association awarded her the Outstanding International Elementary Reading Teacher of the Year medal.
Based on the belief that family literacy leads to lifelong readers, Linda wrote a fifteen-year weekly newspaper column, “Kinderbooks,” reviewing the best in children’s literature. The column ran in multiple newspapers in Washington, DC. Combining her passion for history and strong women, Linda created a blog, www.strongwomeninhistory.com, where she highlights the stories of women who should have become famous.
Linda’s sincere belief that every woman deserves to have her story told shows through her historical novels, Cut from Strong Cloth, Last Curtain Call, and Counting Crows. Linda Jackson King is the niece of Josie Murray and collaborated with Linda Sittig on Opening Closed Doors.