A Native New Yorker, Lynda’s early years began on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and then she came of age in The Bronx. She was inspired by her elementary school teachers at P.S. 140 and P.S. 47 to become a New York City Public School History Teacher.
She graduated from Adlai E. Stevenson High School in The Bronx, then attended Stony Brook University and received her B.A. from Regents College in Albany N.Y. She went on to obtain her Master’s in Secondary Education from Mercy College and is now retired.
Her knowledge of history and love of literature focuses the reader on a time of yester year we don’t want to forget. Her love of memoirs such as: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Down These Mean Streets, Manchild in the Promised Land and Not Without Laughter led her to write her own.
Her documentation of life as she knew it, as an inner city black youth during the 70’s brings back memories which many different audiences can share and appreciate. She is currently researching her next book, a historical novel based on her family history during the years of Emancipation and Reconstruction.