Linda Altoonian is an award-winning writer whose featured column "Dear Ageless" appeared regularly in the "Fort Worth Star-Telegram", various newspapers around the country, and on the national wire service.
For over ten years prior to her writing her popular column, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of numerous national magazines including the official Mickey Mantle and Selena Collector’s Editions.
For 20 years, Linda taught English, writing, journalism and how to produce publications. For her work in the classroom, she was twice selected the State Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Press Women of Texas in 2005 and by the Interscholastic Press League in 2011. She is also the recipient of other awards including the "Time Magazine" Award for Most Outstanding Publication in the Nation, the Best Magazine in the State of Texas and in the Nation, yearly gold medals from Columbia University for her publications, six Texas State Stars for book production, President Bill Clinton's Service Award for her work in magazines, and an Editor’s Choice Award for her writing.
Linda has had numerous articles published in anthologies; her children’s stories and poetry have been published in a variety of magazines and in Half Price Book’s Bedtime series, and she has been regularly featured on radio.
She has traveled to over 40 countries throughout the world but has resided for over 35 years in Arlington, Texas where she raised two accomplished children and cared for two parents who served as the inspiration for her column "Dear Ageless" and her book about aging called "Living Agelessly: Creating a Lifestyle for Mid-Life and Beyond."
Her second book, "Kitchen Stories Cookbook, co-authored with Lael Morgan and getting rave reviews, showcases her love of cooking and storytelling.
Today, she is a consultant to publishing companies and advertising agencies, lectures, and writes for various publications. She is also working on her first historical fiction and her second non-fiction.
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