Saskatchewan Children's Writers' Round Robin

Linda Aksomitis

Linda Aksomitis

Linda Aksomitis

Linda feels she had the best childhood in the world for someone who wanted to write historical fiction for kids. She lived in a teeny-tiny house on a teeny-tiny farm out in the middle of the Saskatchewan prairies.

Some of things she remembers include: teaching herself to read by the light of candles and coal oil lamps; watching her mother use a washboard and heat irons on the wood-burning stove; tipping a pail on a long rope to get it to fill with water from the well, then pulling it up and carrying water to the house; helping bath her little brothers in a tin boiler; picking wild strawberries, raspberries, and saskatoons in the pasture; and being picked up for school in the wintertime by the neighbour’s Bombardier.

When she was a teenager, she decided to do everything in life at least once, and she thinks that will take her a few more years to accomplish.

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