Story List
Linda A. Dougherty

Cats and Cars
Don't Drink The Koolaid

Once Upon A Mountain
Don't Say England and Camp in the Same Sentence
Humor Is The Best Medicine
The Kangaroo and the Pocket
Grandmom Kate: Lessons on Being a Grandmother
Finding Elzada

Linda reading.
Photo courtesy of the author.

Long ago I taught art, then moved to Morocco with my husband and young children for eight years. Currently, I use my teaching, art and writing skills to adapt materials and create social stories for the autistic spectrum and other special needs students I work with as an aide. My goal is to retire and write and illustrate my way into old age.

I am currently working as a special needs aid in a local public middle school and loving it. Former art teacher who loves to write and illustrate although right now, most of my writing is adapting materials for our most challenged students. Retirement…cannot imagine it. I am having too much fun.

Linda writes, illustrates books and just has fun creating whenever she has the time. Most of my writing is children’s stories; many of them written and illustrated specifically for children of good friends. "I write for my own pleasure and create for the pleasure of others. I live with my stinky-foot husband (read the story), four cats, two dogs and for now, the son in the story.

I still work as a special ed aide at a local middle school to keep my humor intact. The biggest new of 2021 is I am a first time grandmother as of July. So much fun to see her grow and change.  It made me once more think of my beloved (paternal) grandmother who died when I was 10 years old and what made her so beloved by all her grandchildren.  This is an overview of her life- a small life by the world's standards, but big on love and most of all- fun!  Our two beloved goldens went over the rainbow bridge this past year within 6 months of each other.  We got another golden retriever who we could hire out to shred whatever people need shredded.  We still have four cats, one is a 21 year old grumpy lady who surprises us with her tenacious grip on life.  I enjoy doing art work and most of my writing of late has been to gift other people with personally written and illustrated books for children of friends.  

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