Before writing her children’s book, Linda completed a degree in business management, double majoring in Japanese from the University of South Australia. Linda has started and built two companies with her husband while raising her children.
Linda’s debut children’s book The Trick with Sticks is written from the heart and inspired by the life experience of raising two children who have found social engagement challenging. She is passionate about helping children who find making friends and understanding the nuances of friendship a challenge.
Recorded in July 2021, this interview with Linda and her daughter Grace, unpacks their journey as a family prior to and including diagnosis of Autism and then how they came to support their relationship and friendship challenges with the analogy of a pile of stick. This led to the creation of the book The Trick with Sticks which has been beautifully written and illustrated to help children and young people understand the many complex elements of friendship.