Linda A. Lavid, an award-winning author, is widely published. Besides books, her work has appeared in the following publications: The Southern Cross Review, Wilmington Blues, Plots with Guns, Unlikely Stories, Ascent Aspirations, A Cruel World, Zimmerzine, Cenotaph, Over Coffee, Tangents, and published by the Haworth Press. A short story, "The Accident", was a finalist in Otto Penzler's Great Mystery Stories of 2003. "DMV", another short story, received an award from Ascent Magazine. My recent book, 101 Ways to Meditate: Discover Your True Self, was a finalist in the 2011 Global E-Book Awards.