Linda Goodspeed


Linda Goodspeed is the author of three books. Her most recent, In and Out of Darkness: Losing Vision, Gaining Insight, is a memoir of going blind. Reviewer Sherry Hardy says In and Out of Darkness “should be on everyone's short list of vivid and yet inwardly honest 'life so far' stories.”

Goodspeed’s other books include Pico, Vermont: 75th Anniversary Edition (2012), a history of one of America’s oldest ski resorts, and Redfield Proctor and the Division of Rutland (History Press, 2011), an historical novel about one of America’s leading business and political figures of the late 1800s.

Linda Goodspeed graduated from the University of Vermont, and was one of the first femaile sports editors at a daily newspaper before losing her eyesight. She earned a master’s degree from Boston University and worked in health care journalism at Massachusetts General Hospital and at a health care nonprofit. In 1999, she adopted a two-year-old baby girl from Russia, one of the first, maybe only, single blind people to negotiate the international adoption process.

Goodspeed, her daughter Masha, and their dog Ziggy live in Vermont. She is a widely published freelance writer, and also does public speaking. For more information about Linda Goodspeed, visit her website:

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In and Out of Darkness: Losing Vision, Gaining Insight
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,830. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 1 review)
Beautiful and moving story of going blind, and how the author picked up her life again, changed careers and traveled to Russia to adopt a child. Funny, moving and inspirational. Well written.
Pico, Vermont: 75th Anniversary Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,690. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Third edition of this popular, engaging history of one of America’s oldest ski resorts. Told within the broader context of the development of alpine skiing in the U.S.

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