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Linda Aksomitis
Box 412
Qu'Appelle SK  S0G 4A0

306-699-7202

aksomitis@sasktel.net
www.aksomitis.com
 

Bio

  • Linda Aksomitis is an award winning, internationally published author of nineteen books in numerous genres. Linda’s books span the range from textbooks (Guide to Becoming a Library Technician) to high interest/low vocabulary nonfiction (Science Solves it All: Sports Champions). Two new books are also being released in 2010: L is for Land of Living Skies: A Saskatchewan Alphabet, and Pictures, a novel from Pearson Education New Zealand. Both of her young adult novels have been finalists in the Saskatchewan Books Awards, and her latest juvenile novel, Longhorns and Outlaws, was a winner in the Foreward Magazine Awards, presented in 2008 in New York at the Book Expo.

    The online instructor for a Library Training Certificate program offered by Credenda Virtual High School & College, Linda draws from her eleven years of experience as a school librarian. She has a Master of Vocational/Technical Education degree with a major in English and an Education major as a Teacher/Librarian. Linda also teaches an online course called Introduction to Internet Writing Markets through the community college network in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, and Europe. Previously, Linda spent five years as an instructor for the Connecticut college program, Writing for Children, teaching both the introductory and book writing programs.

    Currently Linda lives in the town of Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, although she spends a lot of time through the year visiting many locations as a travel writer, giving author talks and lectures, and researching upcoming writing. She has walked under the South China Sea with a “fishbowl” on her head, planted a tree Borneo’s rainforest, snowmobiled 3000 feet up a mountainside across a "terrace," ridden horseback through the mountains in Yellowstone and Tennessee, ziplined 800 feet from one mountain to another, paddled whitewater rapids, and generally, taken every opportunity life threw at her.

Genres

  • Electronic Media » Blogs, Websites
  • Fiction » Children's Literature—Picture Books, Children's—Middle Years, Children's Writing—Young Adult
  • Non-Fiction » General Non-Fiction, Travel
  • Poetry » Children's

Professional Services

  • Editing » Developmental/Project Editing, Substantive/Structural Editing

Publications

  • L is for Land of Living Skies. Sleeping Bear Press, 2010
  • Pictures (Nitty Gritty Reading Series). Pearson New Zealand, 2010
  • Sports Champions. Crabtree, 2008
  • Longhorns and Outlaws. Coteau, 2008
  • Teen Driving (Issues That Concern You). Greenhaven, 2008
  • Choosing a Career (Issues That Concern You). Greenhaven, 2008
  • Downloading Music (Issues That Concern You). Greenhaven, 2007
  • Run (Nitty Gritty Reading Series). Pearson New Zealand, 2007
  • Backroad Mapbook Nova Scotia. Mussio Ventures Ltd., 2006
  • The Illustrated Guide To Snowmobile Racing. Icongrafix, 2006
  • Adeline's Dream. Coteau, 2005
  • Backroad Mapbook Saskatchewan. Mussio Ventures Ltd., 2005
  • Backroad Mapbook Manitoba. Mussio Ventures Ltd., 2005
  • Snowmobile Adventures (The Incredible Canadian Success Story from Bombardier to the Villeneuves). Altitude, 2003
  • Snowmobile Challenge. WEE, 2003
  • Guide to Becoming a Library Technician. ICDC Publishing, 2002
  • Teacher's Guide to Becoming a Library Technician. ICDC Publishing, 2002

Periodicals

  » Newspaper, Magazine, & Trade Journal
  • American Snowmobiler
  • Country
  • Country Extra
  • Fine Lifestyles Regina
  • Heartland Boating

Workshops Offered

  • How to Write About Travel and Life's Other Adventures
    • Group Size:
      • 6-20
      Travel writing takes Linda around the world on adventures that range from climbing the Mayan pyramids, to whitewater rafting, to hiking the rainforest in Borneo, to walking under the South China sea, to exploring haunted castles in Wales -- she'll guide you through the process of creating narratives about your life adventures.
  • Show, Don't Just Tell
    • Group Size:
      • 4-15
      When you read, do you look for characters that seem as real to you as the people you know? Places that you can almost reach out and touch? Activities that seem so real you're actually doing them? Emotions so raw, you can't help but be elated or deflated, whichever the case may be? Do you write that way? Do you want to write that way? Join Linda Aksomitis in her workshop, Show, Don't Just Tell, for tips on how to make your writing come to life.
  • Writer's Guide to Publishing Opportunities on the Internet
    • Group Size:
      • 4-25
      You may have heard that every day, another traditional writing market disappears. Don’t let that discourage you from writing! Instead, discover the thousands of lucrative publishing opportunities that await you on the Internet if you understand Internet marketing. Whether you’re just taking your first steps toward that dream of getting published, or you have a dozen books to your credit, this course will show you how you can start earning income on the Web right away.

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
    • Middle School (6-9)
    • Elementary School (K-5)
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