Linda McGowan began her love for writing in college where she graduated in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in fine art. In 2004 she received her Master’s degree in curriculum and design and spent 17 years, 1996 to 2013, teaching art, photography and graphic design in several Colorado junior colleges as well as art appreciation at Adams State College in Alamosa. She also worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Alamosa and Buena Vista where she taught art, photography and storytelling.
She has struggled between children, work and trying to keep herself active in the arts, but as her children reached adulthood, she found more opportunity to engage in her art and storytelling. “Unicorn and the Master’s Glory” has been a long time coming. It was a senior computer art project in her last year of college in 1995. Finding the time to recreate this children’s book in watercolor while juggling kids, a job (sometimes 2 or 3), and a business was not easy. But with the turn of the century came more time for artwork and exhibits and a book that was published in 2001 called “Lame Johnny Creek”.
“Unicorn and the Master’s Glory” stayed on the back burner until a few years ago. It began with a push from her children to “get it done!” It has taken her a couple years to finish the watercolors and fine tune the poetry.