Linda Jump, photojournalist, is also the best selling author of the book of church bloopers, The Lighting of the Acolyte. Linda is an Empire State College graduate with an M.A. in Culture and Policy Studies. Her career as a photographer and reporter spans three decades with news presses in New York and Florida. Linda’s photographs and bylines have appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers such as USA TODAY and FLORIDA TODAY, and online news sources including the Associated Press.
Linda and her husband Dick, a retired technology teacher, live in Palm Bay, Florida. She is a fun-loving grandmother of two who is active in church and nature groups, and makes time weekly to visit theme parks.
As an accomplished nature photographer, her limited-edition photographs are in demand. Linda’s first children’s book Ethan Egret’s Family Album was released November 1, 2010.
She facilitates “Writing Your Life” classes, for the Shepherd’s Center of South Brevard, Florida as well as at area libraries and at nursing facilities. The class encourages elder students to write their memoirs. The books she authored for use in these classes can be purchased here. From Memories to Memoir Using the Jump Start Method and a companion book of the best short subjects from her first three years of students Voices of Experience, a Compilation of Life Stories are suitable for anyone contemplating writing a memoir.