| Winner of two merit awards
for historical feature in The Iowan magazine
from the International Regional Magazine Association, Inc. (IRMA)
2004 , 2005.
In the 1990s Linda worked as regional field editor—scouting, styling photo shoots, and producing stories for such mass circulation magazines as Kiwi, Readymade, Better Homes and Gardens, HOME, Utne Reader, Fine Home Building, Mother Earth News, Mothering, and Natural Home. She is a frequent contributor to The Des Moines Register and is often cited in national media as an expert in the fields of home ecology and sustainable living.