Author of the article

Linda Heller received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, had an honor story in The Best American Short Stories 1991, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, won a Literal Latte Fiction Award, and have had stories published in many literary magazines including Boulevard, The Alaska Quarterly Journal, The Writers' Rock Tri-Quarterly, Typishly, and The Write Launch. She’s also written and illustrated fourteen children’s books including The Castle on Hester Street which is now part of the nationwide third grade curriculum.