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About Linda Dunning
Linda Dunning is a retired school teacher with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and the arts, a Masters degree in Special Education and communication, with additional certifications in Severely Multi-handicapped, Moderately Handicapped, Visually Impaired, and Gifted-Talented. She taught 12 years in various private and state facilities for the severely multi-handicapped, 12 years in resource special education in the public schools k-6, and 11 years in a full day program for gifted and talented advanced placement elementary students. She has done consultations in several states in the west on various topics concerning children and educating them. She was a twice-exceptionally gifted student (meaning with learning disabilities) herself and remembers vividly her experiences as an intuitive child. She has a special interest in helping children find their potential as happy and balanced adults in both the intuitive world and the physical one.
She has studied advanced Educational Kinesiology techniques, is a third level Tai Chi student, completed individualized studies on Brema Balance techniques (or Tibetan energy work), completed her Touch for Health studies and has conducted workshops on various esoteric subjects. She co-ran a five year study group twice monthly called the Spiral Path which provided a low cost way to study various metaphysical or spiritual subjects through guest speakers and practical experiences. She spent her childhood contemplative moments in her favorite apple tree studying the night sky and remembers talking to both the trees and the animals in and around them. She has also been an intuitive counselor for 25 years as a catalyst for others finding their own spiritual path in the world. As a clairvoyant, she especially loves celebrating for others and this brings her great joy!
As a writer and artist she won her first contest for a poem in seventh grade and an Honorable Mention in high school for “mood” with an oil portrait of her grandmother quilting. She studied in art school for two years but turned to writing as a major interest, producing her first novel when she was twenty. She has several unpublished pieces, two novels, three personal essay books, and quite a lot of poetry, some of which have been published. She has won several awards for writing over the years mainly in the Utah Arts Council Original Writing Competition, among them first place for short story 1980, second place for non-fiction in 1992 and first place for non-fiction in 1995. In 1995, she began writing and researching her History and Hauntings series and has had four out of the six published so far: Lost Landscapes in 2007, Specters in Doorways-Revisited in 2009, Restless Spirits in 2010 and Ghost Lights in 2012. Nurturing Unique Kids: A Practical Guide for Intuitive Children, Families & Adults has a forthcoming second printing in the works at present. There were originally eight books in the H & H series but two of the books are biographies of people who left Utah for the New York stage or for Hollywood from 1850 to 1960 and these two volumes do not include any ghost stories.These will be the next books published as a specialty item available at book signings and on my website only. Over 20 years of research went into these various books, especially the biographies, so enjoy both the history and the hauntings!
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