an author and award-winning singer/songwriter, spent her youth in small-town Michigan where life consisted of farming, blue-collar jobs and innocence. She credits teachers for feeding her desire to learn and exposing her to the world outside. She yearned to travel and experience different cultures. Her dreams have come true.
Linda's interests include history and the circus. She has combined the two to create a series of Young Adult books about a Gypsy circus and a young woman from Appalachia who joins them to become the star performer in the show.
Ms. Leander lives with her husband in Wisconsin and Mexico.