Linda first entered a Quaker meeting in 1970 in Phoenix and joined about a year later. She was teaching at Grand Canyon College at that time and still searching for her spiritual home which she found through Quakerism.
Throughout these last 50 years, as she has moved, she has been a member at Claremont Meeting, Santa Monica Meeting, and Colorado Springs Meeting. She has also attended meetings around the world, including in London, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Paris, Latvia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as Orange Grove Meeting, San Francisco and Berkeley Meeting, Tucson Meeting, Meetings in Denver, Fort Collins, etc.
She attends a weekly 30 minute silent meeting from Portland, Maine and has attended some meetings multiple times – from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Cannon Valley in Northfield, Minnesota.
She has served on a Faith and Practice Committee, Ministry and Oversight committees throughout the years, and also been clerk at both Santa Monica Meeting and Colorado Springs Meeting.
Her career has been in the film industry. She started a business of Script Consulting in 1981 and retired in 2020. Her first book came out in 1987 – titled Making a Good Script Great. She published 10 books on screenwriting and filmmaking – the most prolific writer in the area of screenwriting.
Linda has a ThD in drama and theology from Graduate Theological Union and also degrees from Pacific School of Religion and Northwestern University (drama) and in Feminist Theology. Her focus all these years – in one form or another – has been about Religion and the Arts and Drama and Theology.
She started writing about spirituality and theology in 1999 and her titles include: God’s Part in Our Art, Jesus Rode a Donkey, Reflections with God, and The Alphabet Prayer.
She has done many interviews for radio and TV and print. She did a workshop for Inter Mountain Yearly Meeting on “Expressing our Quaker Values through our Writing and our Art” which relates to her newest book on spirituality – God’s Part in Our Art: Making Friends with the Creative Spirit.