Oct 10, 2022
"Our house is almost 400 years old, and of course, we know the stories of the people that lived here and the, the ups and downs, the wars, the plagues, the fires. And so, I had this in my mind that I wanted to bring some of these characters to life in a short novel." (1:52)
"The moral of the story that I wanted to get across, intertwined with real history is that no matter who you are, whatever disappointments you're facing, people have gone down that road for you and don't give up." (6:55)
Almost anyone, you know, with basic writing skills can write a book. It's just a matter of, discipline, write every day.I wrote it in a, in just a matter of months.
Almost anyone, you know, with basic writing skills can write a book. It's just a matter of, discipline, write every day.I wrote it in a, in just a matter of months." (13:01)
Linda Barrett is an international lawyer and a Texas native, with degrees in philosophy, logic, and law from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Law School. She has practiced law for more than 40 years. Her legal work has taken her all over the globe. Linda founded the Houston BARC Foundation to initiate large scale private funding for improving the quality of care and adoption rate of abandoned animals in the city’s municipal animal shelter.
She has a love for French culture and served on the American Hospital of Paris Foundation board for many years organizing the Ambassadors of the American Hospital. She also co-founded the American Friends of the Marmottan Monet Museum Foundation and launched outreach programs for increasing private American funding to support the arts in France. Linda and her husband regularly spend time at their summer home, Château d’Aptot in Normandy, France, with their rescue pets, donkeys; Zebby and Presidente, and dogs; Kaiser and Kristy.