Linda Ashman is the author of more than two dozen picture books for children. Her books have been included on the "Best of the Year" lists of the New York Times, Parenting, Child, and Cookie magazines, Bank Street College of Education, the New York Public Library, and others. As a children's poet, she's been favorably compared to Mary Ann Hoberman, Douglas Florian, and Jack Prelutsky; Kirkus called her poetry "as pithy and clever as Ogden Nash at his best."
Linda was born in Schenectady, New York, the youngest of four children (two sisters and one brother), and grew up mostly in Flemington, New Jersey. She earned a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University, and worked for eight years as a real estate market analyst in New York City and Los Angeles before returning to school to get a Master's Degree in Urban Planning at UCLA. She then worked for social and environmental organizations before deciding to write children's books.
In 2012, Linda moved from Denver to Chapel Hill, NC with her husband Jack Hicks, their son Jackson, and their dogs Sammy and Stella. When not writing, she is often found digging in the dirt or picking up dog hair.
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