About the Author

Linda Estes Strasburg began writing poetry to cope with a painful divorce and a difficult time in her life. At the age of 42, Linda, who had never been employed, began attending college full time – while caring for a sick daughter, a seven-year-old grandson and her dying mother. Linda wrote poetry whenever she could, finished college and became a teacher. One day, a close friend submitted one of Linda's poems to a poetry contest – and the poem, Angel Unaware, won first place. Linda says that prayer, faith and writing have kept her going through difficult and tragic times, including the untimely death of her daughter, Beth, and the deaths of a beloved fiancé, of her husband of ten years, and of three devoted siblings. Linda hopes that anyone who reads her simple poetry and stories of her life will find some pleasure in them. As she approaches her seventy-fifth birthday, Linda lives simply, happily and at peace in her adopted town of Sparta, Tennessee.