Linda Richards

My goal is to educate about the science of nature in layperson speak, through  my writing, science and education background. I grew up in the Chicago area, loved living in Minneapolis before gravitating to the West, which is now home. The search for my purpose took me down a path of eclectic and yes, a little strange careers, beginning  as a nutritionist and health educator, morphing into a pharmaceutical sales rep, getting a journalism masters degree at Columbia University and most recently, 14 years as writer/editor of medical trend reports for Wall Street companies. My husband’s career in the U.S. Forest Service and my stint as a national park ranger (forgot to list that one…) attracts us to natural settings – where I keep running into screaming examples of the need for someone to speak for our natural world.

Whenever possible, I will reference research from biology, environmental science, etc. experts, especially to counteract common myths and misconceptions.

More info on my writer’s website

Also, see the artist website of my husband and I – – where most of my oil paintings feature animals and other natural subjects.