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Linda M. Hasselstrom

A graduate of University of South Dakota with degrees in English and Journalism and a M.A. in American Literature from the University of Missouri, a journal of Linda’s was published in 1987, “Windbreak: A Woman Rancher on the Northern Plains”. Since, a collection of essays, “Going Over East: Reflections of a Woman Rancher” (Fulcrum, Inc., 1987) have been published with additional nonfiction “Land Circle: Writings from the Land” (Fulcrum, Inc., 1991); “Roadside History of South Dakota” (Mountain Press, 1994); “Feels Like Far” (Houghton-Mifflin, 2001); “Between Grass and Sky: Where I Live and Work” (University of Nevada Press, 2002) and “No Place Like Home” (University of Nevada Press, 2009), 2010 winner of the Willa Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction as well as the Best Nonfiction for 2010 by Zonta.

Linda Hasselstrom has also published several collections of poetry, “Roadkill” (Spoon River Poetry Press, 1987); “Caught By One Wing” (Plains Press, 1990); “Dakota Bones” (Spoon River Poetry Press, 1993) and “Bitter Creek Junction” (High Plains Press, 2000), winner of the Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

With co-editors Gaydell Collier and Nancy Curtis, Linda has also edited a trio of anthologies from Houghton-Mifflin, “Leaning into the Wind: Women Write from the Heart of the West” (1998); “Woven on the Wind: Women Write About Friendship in the Sagebrush West” (2001) and “Crazy Woman Creek: Women Rewrite the American West” (2004).

Forthcoming from The Backwaters Press, is a collection of poetry to be published in 2011, co-written with Nebraska poet Twyla Hansen.

Linda has been conducting writing retreats for women at Windbreak House since 1996.


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  1. My website is and my WordPress blog, Notes from a Western Life, is found at


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