Author Archives: Linda Spoerner

Linda Spoerner

Linda Spoerner was born and raised in the suburbs of Southern California. As a small child Linda lost her vision in a gun accident, but has not allowed her disability to keep her from pursuing her passions. She attended San Diego State University where she received a degree in English Literature. While in college a professor had one of Linda’s term papers published in a local feminist newspaper. After graduation Linda worked as an associate editor for The Mainstream, a San Diego based magazine. She also helped compile and co-edit a cookbook in Braille and large print. Her short story The Last Stop received an honorable mention in Writer’s Digest’s 78th annual short story genre contest. New computer technology makes it easier for Linda to pursue her love of writing. She types on a computer that is equipped with a speech output program. Linda writes short stories and personal essays. Her subject matter often revolves around her life experiences as a totally blind person. Linda has been married for over thirty years and is the proud mother of two adult children. She lives in Poway, CA with her husband David. Linda enjoys travel, and she and her husband look forward to doing more of it in the near future.

Parenting Blind

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Photo: Ralph Aichinger When the squirming, screaming bundle was laid on my chest, my heart swelled with a love I never imagined. This is my daughter. This is Rachel. I always wanted to be a mom. Before we married, my husband and I agreed we wanted a family. My blindness is not hereditary, so I […]