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Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

Contributing Editor·Senior Writer
Contributions: 235
Member of: 5 channels
Member since:
October 12, 2009

About Me

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.

My Awards & Certifications

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

My Experience

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.

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.

My Latest Articles

  • Glaciers & Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Oh My! Formation of the Planet

    The planet Earth, formed through a long and tumultuous marriage of fire and ice. Glaciers slid across continents; volcanoes spit forth lava creating islands, and earthquakes shattered land masses, pushing up mountains. This is a guide to those processes...
    Published on  November 14, 2011 to Environmental Science

  • Guide for Those Pondering an MBA

    Pondering an MBA? Not sure where to begin, what to do or how to do it? Worried about financial aid or where to go? There is a great deal to consider when planning on attending graduate school. This guide demystifies the process with articles...
    Published on  October 25, 2011 to Postgraduate Education

  • Asthma: When the Air Isn't Fit to Breathe

    Air pollution has long been an issue worldwide. The effects of "bad air" are taking its toll on the weakest members of society - children and elders. Asthma rates are skyrocketing around the world. How do we protect the air we breathe from the...
    Published on  October 22, 2011 to Environmental Science

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