Linda Seccaspina was born about the same time as the wheel was invented. The first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7. When Derek “Wheels” Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa and Toronto.
The Ottawa Citizen newspaper labeled her “The Mother Theresa of Punk Rock” and Derek Raymaker from Express Magazine called her “The Maiden of Death”. She has had to deal with the rumours for years. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she’s already dead.
Linda has published six books, “Menopausal Woman From the Corn,” “Cowansville High Misremembered,” “Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities,” “Cancer Calls Collect,” “The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place,” and “Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac.” All are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda writes for Lanark county’s arts and entertainment newspaper “TheHumm” and for Florida’s own “Screamin Mama’s” magazine. She also has a daily blog on WordPress and writes primarily about Carleton Place, Ontario.
Linda’s recent book “The Tilted Kilt: Vintage Whispers from Carleton Place” (March 2015) , along with all her other published works are for sale at Wisteria–62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place. The Tilted Kilt is available at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place–Appleton Museum- and the Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books in Almonte.
*NEWSFLASH* May 2015: Linda’s newest book, “Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac” is available on Amazon and at Wisteria 62 Bridge Street. It will also be available at her home Springside Hall.
I would love to see a book containing all these short stories. (One on each page). Perhaps all the stories for a one year period could be in one book. These shorts are really good and well worth keeping.
Don I have a book out called Tilting the Kilt -Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place. That was 2 years of one sentences given to me by Jennifer at the museum and did the research for them.. Quite the stories came out of the sentences.. But you are right..after this week and my event on saturday I can even dig farther into the CP well.:)