A Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” award winner, Linda Katherine Cutting’s Memory Slips (Harper Collins) was published in seven languages. It won the ASCAP Deems-Taylor award for excellence in writing about music, was optioned for film by Columbia-Tristar, and Harper Audio’s recording of Linda reading the book and performing at the piano was a finalist for the Audie Award. Linda launched her memoir with an interview and piano performance on The Today Show.
Linda has also published essays, articles, short fiction, and poetry in The New York Times Magazine, The London Guardian, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, THINK! NBC, Pangyrus, Wired, Salamander Magazine, Lithub, The Drum, Silver Birch Press, The Beacon Book of Essays by Contemporary American Women, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
A IS FOR ALWAYS: an Adoption Alphabet in verse was published by Familius/Workman on August 2, 2022. Linda is the author; Leonie Little-Lex the illustrator. It has garnered rankings on Amazon of #1 in new releases of children’s adoption books, #1 in new releases of children’s alphabet books, and #1 in new releases of children’s stepfamily books.
Since the illustrations display animal families of different species, it is not only a book for all adoptive families, but for interracial, single parent, gay parent, and step-parent families.
A former concert pianist and college teacher, Linda turned to writing full-time in fall, 2017. She graduated from GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator, a yearlong MFA-level course, in 2020, where she worked on her upcoming memoir. A mother of two, she lives with her husband and children near Boston.