BIOGRAPHY – LINDA MASON HUNTER
“Linda Mason Hunter is a rare writer -- someone who’s helped create great-selling books and is a pleasure to work with. As an editor, I can say that finding these qualities together is not as easy as I’d like it to be.” - Benjamin Allen, Executive Editor, Meredith Corporation.
A PIONEER IN AMERICA'S GREEN MOVEMENT
Linda's first book, The Healthy Home: An Attic-to-Basement Guide to Toxin-Free Living (Rodale Press, 1989) gained immediate press and public attention. A favorable review in The New York Times called the book "a sort of Whole Earth Catalog for the home," leading to multiple media appearances, including ABC-TV’s “Good Morning, America” and CNN’s “Daybreak.”
Formerly an editor with The Des Moines Register, Rodale Press, and Meredith Corporation, Linda travelled the U.S. searching for stories about houses, architects, and designers, and supervising photo shoots. She has freelanced for the past 30 years, winning international awards for feature writing and publishing in-depth articles about architecture, design, and living in balance with nature. In 1994 she founded Healthy Home Designs marketing architect-designed home plans with blueprints and eco-specifications. One of these was featured in an eight-part television series on the PBS show “Hometime.” As a recognized thought leader she is often interviewed by the press.
Linda has written and produced 17 books, including Green Clean, a classic in its genre, and two yearly desktop calendars with an eco-tip for every day of the week. She is currently working on a study guide, Cleaning House Inside and Out, to be published in November, 2017 by BarCharts (www.barcharts.com).
In 2012, under the name Ink Pinn Press, Linda and her co-author, Suzanne Summersgill, published a children's book, Three Green Rats, An Eco Tale, printed on forest certified paper in plant-based inks, winner of two national awards. She hosts “The Green Zone” daily on KFMG 98.9 FM, Des Moines’ award-winning low power radio station. When not in her garden or kayaking in the Johnston Strait, she is busily at work writing a memoir about growing up with a stutter.
Her Motto: The pace of nature is medium to slow. We must protect the Earth and walk softly, leaving as small a footprint as possible.
For more information, email Linda@Hunterink.com