Linda M. Rhinehart Neas holds an M. Ed. from the University of Massachusetts in Reading and Writing. She has written extensively in various venues, publishing and performing her work throughout New England. She has two books of poetry: Winter of the Soul and Gogo's Dream: Swaziland Discovered. She is currently working on several children’s books as well as her next collection of poems. Ms. Neas lives in an enchanted cottage with her Beloved.
2010 Honorable Mention in Women on Writing Spring 2010 Flash Fiction Contest
2009 Third Prizewinner in Women on Writing Fall 2008 Personal Writing Contest
2008 Inducted into Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
2006-2007 Recipient of the Melina Kasparian Scholarship
1973 Recipient of Felix Albino Award for Humanitarianism
As an educator: parent volunteer, substitute teacher grades K-12, one-on-one aid for child with multiple handicaps, guest artist in poetry, journalism and drama, English as a Second Language instructor for students 15-20, professor of English Language for international students matriculating into undergraduate and graduate programs.
In writing: published poet, journalist, blogger, freelance writer, award-winning author. Publications include:
Neas, L.M.R. (2010). Gogo's Dream: Swaziland Discovered. Blurb.com
Neas, L.M.R. (2008). Winter of the Soul. South Deerfield, MA: Lone Wolf Production.
Neas, L. M. R. (Summer 2007). Poetry of Linda M. Rhinehart Neas. SNReview 9 (2), 189-192.
Lascelles, L. (2000) “Chant of Infinity”. America in the Millennium. 24.
Lascelles, L. (1999) “Epiphany.” “Kindred,” “Piscataqua”. My Voice, My Spirit: Women’s Words and Images. Jaquays, L. (Ed). Portsmouth, NH: Women’s Health Consortium.
Lascelles, L. (1998) “Anishnaabe”. A Celebration of Poets, 5.
Neas, L. (2005, September 14). Bush’s response to Katrina is disgraceful. [Letter to the Editor]. Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Neas, L. (2005, April 27). Private conversations are just that. [Letter to the Editor]. The Daily Collegian.
Neas, L. (2004, March 13). Civil Marriage is a matter of equal rights. [Letter to the Editor]. Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Neas, L. M. (2003, November 6). Patriot Act a violation of the Bill of Rights. [Letter to the Editor]. Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Lascelles, L. M. (2003, February 13). The work of Peace. [Letter to the Editor]. Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Lascelles, L. (1998, November 30). Business Profiles [Special Edition]. The York County Coast Star. pp. 7, 15.
Lascelles, L. (1993) First a Village called Agamenticus. [Special Edition]. York County Coast Star Vacation Guide. pp. 23-26.
Lascelles, L. (1992, October 28). VIPS. [Special Edition]. The York County Coast Star. pp. 6E.
Lascelles, L. (1991, October 30). Women of Impact. [Special Edition] The York County Coast Star. pp. 4D, 6D-8D.
Lascelles, L. (1990, October 31). Women of Impact. [Special Edition] The York County Coast Star. pp. 5E, 12E, 13E.
Lascelles, L. M. (1986, January 5). Aglow with the special light of bringing peace to the world. [Living/Forum]. The Boston Globe. pp. B15.
Neas, L. M. R. (2008) Enchanted Cottage. Women On Writing. February 2009 Newsletter.
Neas, L. M. R. (2007) A Teacher’s Journey – Words, Spirit, Peace [Blog] Developed through TESOL online course.
Lascelles, Linda M. N. (2003). Creative Writing for Spiritual Health. Portfolio for degree through University without Walls.
Lascelles, L. (2001). Medicine and the Whole Person. W; t: The Resource Guide. Maine Humanities Council. pp. 42-43.
Lascelles, L. M. (1996, summer). Goldenrod Celebrates 100 Years of Kisses [Members Corner]. New England Ice Cream Restaurant Association. pp. 7-8.