Profile Type: Artist
Linda Cruise, MFA, MA

Linda freelances as a writer, editor, instructor, multimedia specialist, and photographer.  While earning her Master of Fine Arts in Writing (Spalding U., Louisville, KY), she served as Editor for The Louisville Review.  Along with a B.A. (Rutgers U.) and M.A. in Anthropology (Binghamton U.), she is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature.  Not only is she a Vermont Arts Council featured artist, but she also worked as the Council’s catalog Editor for its Art of Action Project.  Her published work includes fiction, creative non-fiction, literary criticism, journalism, poetry, biography, and photography; it has appeared in the Burlington Free Press, Public Republic, Tecumseh Herald, The Times Ink!, The Hinesburg Record, Vermont Catholic Tribune, and League Lines.  Current projects include:  finding a publisher for her first novel (YA historical, set in post-Famine Ireland), a writing-craft book, another YA novel (a time-travel story set in Vermont), and a WWII adult novel (set in France).  Professionally, Linda is a member of the League of Vermont Writers (having served twice on its Board of Directors), Phi Beta Kappa, SCBWI, and a former member of AWP.

She is actively seeking new clients and opportunities to share her literary-craft knowledge (grade school through adult learners).  Best way to contact her is either through email or phone.

I Have Worked With

  • August 2009

    Edited 80pp catalog, Shaping Vermont’s Future through Art, for VT Arts Council’s Art of Action Project.  

  • As a freelance writing instructor for over a decade, engage and inspire diverse group of adult learners to reach full creative and academic potential, via originally-designed curriculum in multiple writing courses. 

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Writer/Writing Instructor
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 571
Richmond, VT 05477
Physical Address: 
Pleasant Street
Richmond, VT 05477
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - Literature
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Graphic
Humanities - General
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Publishing
Media - General
Media - Digital
Theater - Playwriting
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Curriculum Development
Marketing Services
Public Relations Services
Social Media Services
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Phi Beta Kappa
League of Vermont Writers (served on Board twice)
Society of Children's Writers & Book Illustrators
Western Slopes Business Association
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont
Red Pines Honor Society

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
M.F.A. in Writing
Fee Range Minimum: