Thank you for visiting my site. Here you'll find my writing about education and eating disorders, and a link to my rental cottages on Hodgdon Pond Farm, Seal Cove, Maine on Mount Desert Island, which is the home of Acadia National Park.
I know this is an odd combination! I've enjoyed diverse opportunities including teaching in universities for 11 years, running a real estate and construction company in Maine, and I was married for a long time to a man who was eating disordered. I've also worked for the Rural School and Community Trust as a policy analyst and led research teams looking at the cost-effectiveness of small schools.
My first book, Bitter Ice: a memoir of love, food, and obsession was published by Wm. Morrow/Rob Weisbach Books in late 1999. ERIC/CRESS published my second book, The Hermit Crab Solution about small schools. The Rural School and Community Trust and KnowledgeWorks Foundation published Dollars & Sense: the cost-effectiveness of small schools, and Dollars & Sense 2: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools, two in-depth reports about small schools. My academic writing has appeared in many journals including KAPPAN, Journal for Maine Education, and the Journal for the Education of the Gifted.
In November 2010 Greene Bark Press published The Hungry i: a Work Book for partners of men with eating disorders, and Just Write Books will publish my first novel, Islands of Time, in Spring, 2013. For the past three years I've been researching the story of my British family during World War II for a project with the working title: Both Sides of the Pond: My Family's War, 1936 - 1946.
I hope what I've learned can be as useful to you as writing about it has been to me.
My best to you,
ISLANDS OF TIME
Best-selling author and fisherman Linda Greenlaw was interviewed recently by The Boston Globe.
Here's what she said about
Islands of Time!
BOOKS: What are you reading currently?
GREENLAW: Islands of Time by Barbara Kent Lawrence, a novel that hasn’t been published yet. I get sent a lot of books to blurb. A friend of mine asked me to read her friend’s book and I was like, “Uh, OK.” But I really like it. The story, about a girl from away spending her summer in Maine, resonates with me.
AUTHOR TALKS: ISLANDS of TIME
April 24 12:00 Islesford Library, Islesford, Maine PRE-LAUNCH event
May 29 5:30 Northeast Harbor Library, Maine PUBLICATION PARTY
July 10 12:00 Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta, Maine
July 23 7:00 Bass Harbor Library, Maine, Ruth Moore Days talk
July 27 7:00 Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, Maine
Sept. 11 7:00 Hamilton-Wenham Library, Hamilton, MA
Now available on AMAZON.COM
and eligible for AMAZON PRIME FREE SHIPPING:
and on BARNES & NOBLE:
LOCAL BOOK STORES and GIFT SHOPS THAT CARRY ISLANDS OF TIME
Connolly's, Hamilton, Massachusetts
Gulf of maine Books, Brunswick, Maine
Maine Coast Book Store, Damariscotta, Maine
The Singing Flower, Hamilton, Massachusetts
Sherman's Books, Bar Harbor, Maine
Under the Dogwood Tree, Southwest Harbor, Maine
Artist Scott Baltz and I at the launch for the book at the Northeast Harbor Library. My thanks to Scott who allowed us to use his beautiful painting, Dimming Light Passing, for the cover of Islands of Time.