Linda J. Hawkins grew up in a small town in Kentucky, and although her fourth grade teacher made fun of her poetry in front of the class, she never stopped writing and went on to combine her life passion into books.
Linda attended Western Kentucky University and was for eleven years an advocate and volunteer crisis counselor for children. Hawkins’ writing interweaves her personal experiences as a child-welfare advocate and as a person who’s had to watch what she eats for more than 25 years. Diagnosed with diabetes at age 25, Linda has a passion for healthy eating, herbal remedies and exercise. Her first book, Alexander and the Great Food Fight combines food characters with information about nutrition using a writing style that both entertains and educates children.
Linda J. Hawkins is the author of Alexander and the Great Food Fight; Alexander and the Great Vegetable Feud; Alexander Enjoys His Fruits & Vegetables (flip book); Alexander's Enrichment Activities; Catering to Children with Recipes for Memorable Teas; and The Unspoken Language of Fans and Flowers (with Recipes.)
Linda serves on the board of directors for Healthy Families International based in Los Angeles California. She was appointed in March of 2007.
Works by this Linda J. Hawkins can be found throughout the state at Barnes & Nobles Books, Joseph Beth Booksellers, Lexington, KY; and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.