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Linda Breneman

Linda Breneman grew up in Eastern Washington and moved to beautiful Seattle to study at the University of Washington. She worked as a technical editor and writer at Battelle, Boeing, and Weyerhaeuser, then applied her skills in the burgeoning software industry, transitioning eventually to focus on writing poetry, fiction, and essays.

A long-time advocate and supporter of the literary arts and humanities, she co-founded Seattle’s literary center, Richard Hugo House, in 1996. She’s served on the boards of Hugo House, the UW Foundation, the Henry Art Gallery, Grantmakers in the Arts, and Town Hall. Through her family foundation, she has supported dozens of organizations working in the arts, education, medical research, digital literacy, and the environment. She also publishes a website that reviews video games for families, Pixelkin.org.

She lives in Seattle with her husband, Eric Strand, and her mischievous cockapoo, Wolfie, and loves it that her two grown children live nearby.