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About Linda

Linda Morganstein is an award-winning, overeducated writer who happens to be the product of a Borscht Belt childhood in the Jewish hotels of the Catskills. In the seventies, she dropped out of Vassar College and drove a VW van to California, where she lived in Sonoma County for many years. Later, she studied creative writing with Jane Smiley in Iowa. She is the author of novels, short stories, video scripts, and poetry. The bi-coastal transplant currently resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with her understanding partner, Melanie.




Linda attended Vassar College and received her Bachelor's in Psychology from Sonoma State University in 1976, where she also got her first Masters Degree in Humanistic Psychology. She then went on to get another Master's, in English and Creative Writing this time, at Iowa State. Linda also attended the University of California, San Fransisco, in their Health Psychology PhD program.