Linda DuVal

Author Linda DuVal
Linn LaVelle (only for one early novel)
Birth Year (-Died Year)
Birth City
Oklahoma City
Birth State
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Journalist/freelance writer

I have lived in Colorado Springs since 1969, worked as a reporter, writer, and editor at The Gazette for 32 years and have been a freelance writer for many years.

Various journalistic awards during my tenure at The Gazette
"Best Travel Feature" and "Best Newspaper Travel Section," the Society of American Travel Writers
Frank Riley Award for Travel Writing
* St. Cloud State University 1966-1969
* Southern Colorado State University, 1970-1971 (Bachelor of Science, teaching degree as a comprehensive English major)
* Workshops with Society of American Travel Writers for 10 years
* Poynter Institute writing workshop and other training while at The Gazette
Local Authors Genres
* Recently, became Director Emeritus of the board of the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District (served 10 years)
* Still serve on the Program Committee and Communications Committee as a volunteer
* Also on the advisory board of the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment at UCCS (includes mentoring a non-traditional woman scholar) since 2006
* Recently joined Pikes Peak Writers
Speaker Availability
Speaker Topics
Writing in general, writing a novel specifically, and travel writing.\