© 2017 by Lynda McKinney Lambert
In this second collection, Pennsylvania artist, teacher, and author Lynda McKinney Lambert invites readers into her world of profound sight loss to discover the subtle nuances and beauty of a physical and spiritual world.
She takes strands from ancient mythology, history, and contemporary life and weaves a richly textured new fabric using images that are seen and unseen as she takes us on a year-long journey through the seasons.
All stories in this book were created after her sudden sight loss in 2007 from Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Lambert invites us to see the world with new eyes.
Edited by David and Leonore H. Dvorkin
Cover by David Dvorkin
At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, Lynda will be a guest on Barry Eva's podcast, "A Book and a Chat." To visit the program's website, please click here. You will be able to listen to the program at the following link: http://newvisionsradio.com/.
Lynda was a guest on Branco Broadcast, talking mainly about how she developed her book. You can listen the broadcast at the following link: https://youtu.be/UWxmoU7euio
Lynda was a guest on the NFB Writers' Division call where she talked about "Writing with Intention" and her process of accomplishing her own desired results.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
In her first book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage (Kota Press, 2003), Lynda invites readers to begin a pilgrimage through poems, historical notes, and journal reflections written during her summers in Austria and other European countries. This publication marked the beginning of her literary journey that continues with the publication of her work in numerous books, blogs, and literary journals.
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems continues the pilgrimage as she gives readers a glimpse into a private world of limited sight. Lynda suddenly lost most of her eyesight in 2007. However, it is not a world of lost vision, imagination, or insight.
Lynda has no central vision, which means she cannot see details or colors. She has limited peripheral vision that is cloudy and gray. She describes her vision as similar to walking in a winter snowstorm at twilight.
Lynda's themes emerge from decades of multilayered life experiences. Her lifelong interest in history, fine arts, and literature gives her writing a firm foundation on which she weaves a tapestry of contemporary reflections. A pilgrimage is an individual path for each person. Yet it is also a universal passage. Just about everything in our shared human experience requires adaptation and adjustment to change. We can revise!
Lynda McKinney Lambert holds a BFA degree in painting and an MA degree in English from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA degree in painting from West Virginia University. She is now retired as a professor of fine arts and humanities at Geneva College in western Pennsylvania.
To inquire about Lynda's availability for presentations at conferences, hospitals, civic organizations, and university classes, please contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda McKinney Lambert
104 River Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Lynda's personal website: www.lyndalambert.com
Lynda's three Facebook pages:
Walking by Inner Vision blog: https://www.facebook.com/walkingbyinnervision/
SCANdalous blog: https://www.facebook.com/SCANdalous-Blog-782814908467623/
River Road Studio: https://www.facebook.com/River-Road-Studio-175785105811956/