…Making stuff up since 1978

 was born and raised in the somewhat isolated but beautiful mountainous town of Lander, Wyoming. Here she cultivated her love of the written word, as the nearest decent record store was a good two-hour drive away and the one local radio station played only country and classical music at that time. Weren’t not for that, Ms. Linhart might today be a rock star, or at the very least have better taste in music. 

As it turned out, Lander provided a well-stocked and constantly updated library. Thus, the young Ms. Linhart often found herself taking long journeys into the wonderful worlds created by authors like Ursula K. Le Guin, Judy Blume, Madeleine L’Engle, Stephen King and of course Erma Bombeck in the dusty basement which contained the children’s section of the Fremont County Public Library. She writes in hopes of sharing her love of reading and writing with children of all ages.

Ms. Linhart is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Missouri Writers Guild (MWG), and the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). Additionally, she is the Editor of MWSA’s quarterly magazine, Dispatches. Look for her upcoming titles:  Monica, Lost and Shared Weight.


2020 – The Authors’ Zone (TAZ) 1st in Non Fiction/True Crime


2015 – The Authors’ Zone (TAZ) Gold Medal

2014 – MWSA Silver Medal

2013 – MWSA Silver Medal

2011- Branson Stars and Flag Book Awards – Silver Medal


2009 – MWSA 1st Runner-up

2004 – The Dixie Lee Connor Award for Exceptional Children’s Writing