Linda Ulleseit

About me

I recently released my first historical fiction novel, UNDER THE ALMOND TREES. It is a fictionalized account of three women, who happen to be related to me, who lived in early California–1850-1900. They fought to vote, pursue a man’s career, and make their own choices on raising a family. Inspired by them, I shook the branches of the family tree a bit harder and found more strong women to write about! Stay tuned…

I also have three historical fantasies and an ebook novella in my flying horse series set in Medieval Wales. In my ‘spare’ time I am a sixth grade teacher.

From my website

I’ll Give You the Sun

 I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson, is one of the best magical realism books I’ve read for Young Adults. It features twins, a boy and a girl, named Noah and Jude. They are coming of age in a world where Jude regularly sees and receives advice from her…

Okay For Now

Okay For Now, by Gary Schmidt, is the story of a boy who discovers a love of beauty and of himself by learning to appreciate plates from a book of Audubon’s birds. Doug is fourteen years old. He is new to town and has no friends. His father abuses him and…

Planting Seeds

One of the most rewarding things about being a teacher is watching students’ minds encounter new ideas, filter them with what they already know, and come to their own unique conclusions. It’s only the third week of school, and already we’ve had a couple of discussions that planted seeds. They…

 
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