Passionate about writing, teaching, and art, Linda L. Osmundson has been contributing to these endeavors all her life. She has written several articles, consistently appearing in such regional and national publications as Family Circle, Arts and Activities, Be Magazine, and in nine separate installments of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She is a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators, the Colorado Authors League, and the Loveland Museum/Gallery.
Osmundson has also been a member of a number of museum and gallery societies, including the Phoenix Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Denver Art Museum, where she received the Teacher of the Year Award and presented at the National Docent Symposium. As a longtime art enthusiast, Osmundson has come to appreciate specific genres and artists. She has studied and collected the works of the nineteenth-century Western painter Charles Russell for more than three decades.
Osmundson graduated from East Texas State College with a degree in elementary education and a minor in English. She has also completed courses at the Institute of Childrens Literature. As a teacher, she has taught second grade and numerous art appreciation classes. She also volunteers in schools, church parishes, womens organizations, and as a docent in museums. Osmundson lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her husband, Bob.