About Linda Baten Johnson
Linda Baten Johnson is a woman on the move as she and her husband George have lived in thirteen different places in the United States, in addition to a three-year stint in England. These moves, related to George’s career, provided an opportunity to explore the world while shepherding their three daughters, all with witty senses of humor, to adulthood.
Between packing and unpacking, Linda earned her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English and History and had four different careers—parent, educator, writer, and real estate agent. She also racked up hours of volunteering. She taught middle school students in the U.S. and in the American Community School in Cobham, England and her students inspired her to write skits which incorporated learning and performing. She aligned with Take Part Productions for four series of Readers Theater Scripts, a technique which encourages children to perform in front of an audience and gives them important presentations skills. Most of Linda’s other writing and editing work has been done for educational or religious publications.
On the volunteer side, Linda has worked with adults learning basic reading skills, with her church community on many projects, within the political arena to insure fair registration and proper voting procedures, and she served as a Girl Scout leader for 13 years, even though she’d prefer pushing a button to building a fire to get the morning coffee started. As a result of her service to public schools, Linda received a Life Membership in the Parent Teacher Organization of Texas.
Linda enjoys music and performed with an award-winning barbershop chorus for ten years. The highlight of that association was performing on the stage of Royal Albert Hall in London, England. She also appeared on three national television game shows, The Price is Right, Scrabble, and, with her family, on Family Feud.
Currently, Linda is working on a historical novel for young people which is set in 1947, but she manages to find time to golf, travel, read, and be amazed by two beautiful grandchildren.