Linda A. Firestone, Ph.D.


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Dancing with Gods: a collection of short stories
All the stories in this collection have their genesis in an historical event or myth while integrating the struggle for identity, the restrictions of self, the pressures of society, and the power contained in womanhood.

Non-Fiction Essays
Ongoing works on the web -- Present
"A Cold-Blooded Murder, A Warm-Hearted Tribute," in Duo Magazine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL , Fall 09

“Elective C-Sections” in South Florida Parenting Magazine, Forum Publishing Group, Deerfield Beach, FL. March 2009, reprinted in the Chicago Tribune Online Version

“Talking 'The Talk,” in South Florida Parenting Magazine, Forum Publishing Group, Deerfield Beach, FL., January 2009

"Women and Business," on going column in The Forum, Broward County, FL, Forum Publishing Group (A Tribune Company), June 08 - present, (many of these columns also appear on the Chicago Tribune Online version)

"Partnering, Mentoring, Service:Profiles of Notable Women," Editor and writer, on going column, in Balance Magazine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 06-Present

“Public vs Private: Stem Cell Research --It is all Personal,” Mother & Daughter Bonding Magazine, Dania, Beach, FL., Winter 2008

“Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: Creativity” in Hone Your Skills,
December,2004, May, 2005

“Making the Right Choices for Sobriety, One by One”, The Phonenix, Vol 23 n.9, September 2003,

“Women Health: Knowledge is Step 1” on going column 2003 @

“ A Family Disease” in Aribella Magazine, March Issue 2002 @

“Celebrating Self: The Process of Becoming” in Moondance, Summer 2001, @

“Uncertainty—Building Creative Behavior” in The Soul of Creativity. Ed., Tona Pearce Myers, Novato, CA: New World Library. April, 1999.

"Are You Singing the Holiday Blues?" City News, Coral Springs, FL. Dec 7, 1996

Magazine articles.
Rick Shaw: A Radio Legend Dedicated to Helping Children,” DUO Magazine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Spring 09
"A Touch of Glass," in DUO Magazine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Summer '08
"Making Moving Images 'Still' Forever," DUO Magazine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Summer 08
“Creativity and Balance” in Balance Magazine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, July, 2006
“Creating Meaningful Connections” in The Parklander, Parkland, FL. forthcoming December, 2005.
“At Home in Fire Station 80” in The Parklander, Parkland, FL. October, 2005.
“Coral Springs: The New College Town” in The Parklander, Parkland, FL. September, 2005.
“The Woman Behind Her Politics” in The Parklander, Parkland, FL. September, 2005.

"Yellow Feathers:A Media Spoof," Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft.Lauderdale,FL 2000
"Memories of Present Times Past," 1989
"Don't Worry Dear," Staged Reading, 92nd Street Y, New York, New York, 1985.
"What's Become of the Children?" CBS National New Play Contest 1982, Semi Finalist

Awakening Minerva: The Power of Creativity in Women’s Lives
Linda A. Firestone, explores how our own judgments hinder our creative potential and how we can overcome those limitations. Using scientific literature, inspiring real-life stories of women from all backgrounds, and simple exercises, Awakening Minerva provides women a choice to take control of their lives and their creativity.

Selected Works

Fiction: short stories
Web writing and Essay Collections
Varied topics
non-fiction general trade magazine Articles
The list of selected articles below reveals the range of topics covered by Linda A. Firestone
Creativity lies within each woman -- seek it out and it will be yours.