Linda W. Ostrander

Biography

As a mother, grandmother and teacher, Linda W. Ostrander has had many years of experience listening to teens’ stories. She created the fascinating fairy tales in the PRINCESS AND OWL TALES and PRINCE AND OWL TALES, for teens, young adults, parents, teachers and counselors who may identify with the problems of the princesses and princess in the stories. These books do not have any adult content!

During her fifty-year teaching career Linda taught students of all ages, individually and in classes, at Adelphi Suffolk College, Southampton College of Long Island University, Bunker Hill Community College, Lesley University, Cambridge College and The University of Phoenix. She particularly enjoyed her many years mentoring teachers in Master’s degree programs. Also a pianist and composer, Linda holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College, a Master of Music degree from Smith College, a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from The Union Institute.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on Long Island in a family that encouraged my creative passions. As an only child I spent many happy hours on creative projects. My father, a jazz trumpeter and an exceptional musician and visual artist, taught me to paint in watercolors and monitored my musical development. My mother, an English teacher and poet, encouraged me in my writing. Both of them read extensively and were good role models.
Do you have special offers for your readers?
For a FREE E-BOOK and membership in THE PRINCESS FAN CLUB follow directions below.
1. Search for THE PRINCESS WHO COULD BE YOU (below) and click on the title.
2. Click on your e-book format, and on PREVIEW and read the first story.
3. Answer the question in a few sentences, “What did you like about the story?”
4. Post your answer on Facebook and send it to me at owlandprincess.com
5. When I receive this I will send you a coupon code to get the e-book for free on smashwords.com and you will have earned 5 points as Gentleman or Lady in Waiting in the Princess Fan Club.
6. Each time you read a story in THE PRINCESS WHO COULD BE YOU, in a few sentences answer the question, “What did you like about the story?”
7. Send your answer to owlandprincess@gmail.com and post it on Facebook.
You will earn 5 more points and a new rank in the Princess Fan Club each time.

POINTS/ RANK
5 Gentleman or Lady in Waiting
10 Knight or Lady of Honor
15 Baron or Baroness
20 Count or Countess
25 Duke of Duchess
30 Marquis or Marquesa
35 Prince or Princess
40 King or Queen of the Realm
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Books

Journeys in the Land of Spirits
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 111,970. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(5.00)
Mike Mullins, an Investigative Reporter, seeks to unravel a mystery that has terrified residents of Organ and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Plagued by stories and visions of the Ghosts of Greenwood Hills in the house next door, Mike and his family struggle to solve the old case and reconcile their experience of ghosts, angels and demons with their own beliefs.
The Princess Who Could Be You, Book 2
Series: Princess and Owl Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,960. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
The ten princesses face typical teen problems. Anna searches for her absent father. Barbara asks “Who am I?” Evelyn wants to be treated like an adult. Melanie struggles with addiction. Betty Ann, Sylvia and Anita search for satisfying careers. For those who recognize that change is constant.
The Prince Who Could Be You
Series: Prince and Owl Tales, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
In this second book of the Owl Tale Series you'll meet eight princes who face such problems as bullying, eating disorders, absent parents, addiction, nightmares, identity crises, and racial profiling due to differences in ethnicity, religion or appearance. Do you know someone who has had to face one of these problems? Could one of these princes be you?
The Princess Who Could Be You, Book 1
Series: Princess and Owl Tales, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
A girl looks in the mirror. She hates how she looks. She thinks she must change something to make her prettier and popular. She hides her true feelings and feels very sad. She worries too much about what others think and can't make a decision. She retreats from the world, and wants to run away from home. Is this princess someone you know? Could she be you?

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