Today’s blogger bio comes from Pennsylvania author and artist Lynda McKinney Lambert. I met Lynda years ago through Behind Our Eyes, an organization of disable writers, to which I belong. She lost her vision later in life, but that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her passion for the visual arts and the written word. Here’s a little of what she has to say in her own words.
This is MY STORY…
My story begins in The Village of Wurtemburg, located in rural western Pennsylvania. I was born on August 27, 1943. I am “Friday’s Child” and born under the Blueberry Moon. My destiny was to be an artist and writer. The images of my art and stories and poems are nestled deeply inside of me. I unearth them in the solitude of my studio.
Like many American children born during this time, I felt the unsettling images that my mother and I experienced during the 2 years of my father’s absence when he was drafted into the Army and had to leave us alone while he fought with troops in Europe. Those images and feelings stay with me, deep inside, and they come to the surface at solitary times when I make art and write.
During the years of WW II, we lived with my Aunt Jeanne Hess because both my mother and her sister, Jeanne had husbands who were in the Army and were in Europe for 2 years.
We lived in the same village near my grandparents, Ida and James Kirker.
Want to know more? Visit Lynda’s website to learn more about her life and work, view samples of her photography, and read some of her poems. You can also read, on my blog, my reviews of her books, Walking by Inner Vision and Star Signs.
By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.
New! The Red Dress
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.
2 thoughts on “About Lynda McKinney Lambert #Sunday Sharing”
Abbie, what a nice surprise for me this morning! I appreciate your sharing my story with your readers. Thank you!
Today, I just recorded 2 poems to send to Newsreel for the holiday issue. I sent them a new poem, “Boxing Day,” a celebration that is observed on December 26 in many European Countries. I also sent them “I Believe in Angels,” a poem I wrote in 1991. I’m excited that Christmas is on the horizon – for the first time since about 1980, I am going to buy a beautiful Christmas tree. I also ordered wonderful hand-made candles for an Advent Wreath – another aspect of Christmas I’ve neglected for a number of years. This year Christmas feels so special to me – I think with Bob’s difficulties, I feel like we need to have a special and beautiful holiday this year. We have so much to celebrate – He will turn 80 in January, and we will be married 60 years in April –
Again, thank you for thinking of me and publishing my bio on your blog. Lynda
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You’re welcome, Lynda. Congratulations in advance on Bob’s 80th birthday and your 60th wedding anniversary. I hope you two have an enjoyable holiday season.
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