Linda H. Matthews
Pen Name: None
Born: in Portland, Oregon
Linda has lived for many years in Evanston, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Matthews grew up in a modest middle-class family. Her mother was a first-grade teacher and her father worked for the FHA. Linda graduated from Reed College and then studied at Tufts University before moving to the Chicago area, where she has lived most of her adult life.
After brief interludes teaching medieval literature at Northwestern University and managing a small Chicago bookstore, Linda co-founded Chicago Review Press along with her husband, Curt. She was a publisher there until 2005, when she stepped down in order to research and write Middling Folk. Linda enjoys contributing articles to historical newsletters, practicing yoga, and working in her vegetable garden. She currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.
- Middling Folk: Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family, Chicago Review Press, 2009
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