Linda Aksomitis has been snowmobiling for nearly 40 years and spent a decade on snowmobile race tracks around North America. Her 2003 young adult novel, Snowmobile Challenge, was a finalist in the Saskatchewan Book Awards. It has been re-released in 2011 as an e-book. Her first nonfiction snowmobile book, Snowmobile Adventures: The incredible Canadian success story from Bombardier to the Villeneuves, is available in print and e-book formats. She also has a third snowmobile book, an illustrated history of the many forms of snowmobile racing, through Iconografix. Titled Illustrated Guide to Snowmobile Racing, it's available in print format through various bookstores. The book has 100 full color photos and 100 black and white, with all but three taken by Linda Aksomitis at snowmobile race tracks across North America.
After publishing her first books in e-book format in 2000, Linda went on to publish 16 books with traditional publishers in five different countries. She has published fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, ranging from a picture book through to textbooks. Currently, she is self-publishing her out-of-print books, along with previously unpublished books, in e-book format. Linda is also a travel writer and photojournalist.
Linda has a Masters degree in education and is an e-Instructor in the Library Technician program for Credenda Virtual High School & College. She also teaches online courses available through community colleges around the world: Introduction to Internet Writing Markets; Publish and Sell Your E-Books; and Write Effective Net Content (coming in 2014).
Where to find Linda Aksomitis online
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High school student Shawn Riggs wants just two things in life—to be part of the popular crowd in high school and to become the next snocross national champion racer with his snowmobile. When he heads off to the season opener in Duluth, he finds himself stuck in a situation that could wipe the chances for both right off the map.
Tales of a Traveling Saleslady: The Rose
Sarah Grisham, office assistant at the PERFECT Sewing Machine Co. for the past ten years, hopes to be noticed for her hard work at the annual company dinner. However, it's the naive new saleslady fresh off the farm on her first trip to Toronto, Ashley Adams, that everybody's talking about. With Sarah's royal connections, she's determined to get what she deserves, no matter what she has to do.
Tales of a Traveling Saleslady: The Cage
Hawk, known many years ago as Trashcan Hochley, is the attendant at an aging hotel/bar establishment where his desk is safely enclosed at the front door in a cage with bars. When saleslady, Ashley Adams, lands in a new city without a reservation and is forced to take a room in what even he'd describe as a "dive," Hawk is drawn back through his own memories to contemplate his life and choices.
Brad Klein loses his best friend in a snowmobile crash with a train. Then, his family moves to a small town where he finds it tough to fit in, especially after he gets blamed for some snowmobile pranks. Jodie Reed seems to be friendly, but her classmates, snowmobilers Chickowski and Hollander, are a big problem! As his relationship with his dad falls apart, things seem to go from bad to worse.
Teacher's Guide: Snowmobile Challenge & Snowmobile Adventures
This teacher's guide provides resources for students reading the award winning young adult novel, Snowmobile Challenge, and the companion nonfiction book, Snowmobile Adventures. There are questions for reading comprehension, literary analysis, writing and research activities included for both books. Activities are based on Language Arts and Science curriculum guides for middle years students.