Media Kit for Lynda McKinney Lambert

April 17, 2020


Lynda’s fine art and writing information.

Her background in higher education, fine arts, writing, and inspirational speaking is extensive.

Lynda writes, “spare poems and thoughtful, personal essays.”

Lynda’s newest book is a chapbook, first snow, published by Finishing Line Press, January 3, 2020.

Available in paperback or hardback.

Lynda’s published books click here


Lynda’s Author Page on Amazon. Watch it now!


*****first snow, a chapbook by Finishing Line Press, 2020.

Finishing Line Press released Lynda’s first chapbook in January 2020.

Available in paperback or hardback copies directly from the publisher’s Bookstore – or  Lynda’s Amazon Author’s Page.

Lynda created a delightful collection of 30 poems. Pre-publication endorsements for this chapbook are excellent—the Foreword is by Russell Streur, editor of The Plum Tree Tavern, a literary journal.

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Listen to Lynda read her poem ‘Sunday Morning in Winter.”

Lynda celebrates the seasons – first snow is the first chapbook in her series –

one for each season.


*****Star Signs: New and Selected Poems, DLD Books, 2019.

A full-length book of poetry has 145 pages; 54 poems. Divided into four parts. This book is a collection of poems, written from 1988 to 2019.

Lynda’s new book concludes with one of her first poems from 1988.

She takes readers on her poetic journey over a 30 year-period of poetry publications, and ended the book at the very beginning of that journey with the poem, “Even in Arcadia.”  It is her first-published poem.


Listen to Lynda read her poem from page 115 of Star Signs: New and Selected Poems.



Lynda’s poetry journey takes you back to her roots. Readers can see where her career as a poet began.


Below, you can listen to Lynda read her poem “Pathway Through the Woods,” published in Star Signs: New and Selected Poems, DLD Books 2019.

Lynda reads her poem, “Graceful Choreography” – Listen now.


*****Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

© 2017 by Lynda McKinney Lambert. DLD Books.

This book is the 2nd one authored by Pennsylvania artist, professor, and author Lynda McKinney Lambert. She invites readers into her world to discover the subtle nuances and beauty of a physical and spiritual world. She takes strands from ancient mythology, history, and contemporary life and weaves a richly textured new fabric. She uses both seen and unseen images as she takes us on a year-long journey through the seasons.

She developed the stories after her sudden sight loss in 2007 from Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Lambert invites us to see the world with new eyes. The book is a collection of memoirs through poetry and creative non-fiction essays. Sixteen poems, 28 pieces.

Available in AUDIBLE, e-book and print  from Amazon.

See all of Lynda’s books:

Click here for Lynda’s Author Page at Amazon

Available by BARD, National Library Services: Order DBC 11608

Available as an e-book at Smashwords:

Star Signs: New and Selected Poems

Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

Full details, free 20% text preview, and buying links are at my Official Authors Page at DLD Books:



*****Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage

© 2003 by Lynda McKinney Lambert. Kota Press.

For sale on Amazon:

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Listen to a poem from this book:


Lynda authored this first full-length book, published in  2002. She created poems and stories from her annual journeys in Europe as she taught a course for college students in drawing & writing. This book is available through Amazon at her Author’s Page.

Contact Lynda:

Amazon: Limited copies available as new or used books.

Lynda is currently writing a revised and updated version of this book.

Lynda’s stories & poems are available in a variety of Literary Magazines, Anthologies, and Books worldwide.

Lynda received the prestigious



2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award,

an honor reserved for Marquis Who’s Who Biographees who have achieved longevity and demonstrated unwavering excellence in their chosen fields. Lynda was honored as Artist and Author as selected by the Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board.

During Lynda’s long career in education, fine arts, and literature, she has received Who’s Who Awards in her fields numerous times. The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award is given to professionals who have consistently shown excellence in all areas of their life.

Since her retirement due to sight loss in 2008, Lynda has published 4 books, and is working on several more at this time.

She will be writing 3 more chapbooks – one for each season. Her first one in the series is first snow. She is now working on one for Autumn, Spring, and Summer.

In 2017 she was nominated by Spirit Fire Review for Skirt Best of the Net Award in Essay.

Lynda is a winner in the 2016-17; 2017-18; and 2018-19, Proverse (Hong Kong) Prizes for a Single Poem her poems are featured in 3 anthologies, Mingled Voices 2, 3. and 4.

Lynda’s tanka, published in Spent Blossoms, 2015, The collection is published annually by the Tanka Society of America.

Lynda McKinney Lambert’s career is featured in the book, Artful Alchemy – click h by Ann Copeland, DLD Books, 2017.

Lynda has won awards for her fine art since she began her career in 1976.

For the past five years, her art received awards at InSights Art Exhibitions in Louisville, KY. Sponsored by American printing House for the Blind.

Her artworks have been juried into international exhibitions in Osaka, Japan; Papua, New Guinea, and she has exhibited in over 400 art exhibitions over her career.


She creates talismans and wall pieces using medieval techniques. Her work is in public and private collections.


Lynda’s Academic Achievements:

She earned a BFA in Painting at Slippery Rock University of PA, 1989, Suma Cum Laude

MFA  in Painting, West Virginia University, 1991.

MA degree in English at Slippery Rock University of PA, 1994.

Professor Lambert’s cross-discipline approach to education and life-long pursuits in fine art and writing has opened a niche market for her creative works around the world.

Artist’s Fellowships:

1987: Vermont Studio Center – Artist’s Fellowship

1988:The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

Personal Life:

Lynda is married to Charles R. (Bob) Lambert. The couple has 5 grown children.

Bob and Lynda live in a century-old home in rural western Pennsylvania. Lynda works in her fiber studio and her writing office daily. The couple has 7 rescued cats and two rescued dogs.

They enjoy their unique Zen Meditation Garden and taking care of any feral cats that come for a meal or a safe place to hang out. The couple has five grown children – grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob and Lynda have been married for fifty-nine years in 2020. Bob is retired and the survivor of Acute Myeloid Leukemia – he had a Stem Cell Transplant in October 2014. He has been in remission since that time.

Lynda knits wearable art clothing. She also exhibits her mixed-media fiber and bead worked art.


Lynda’s DREAM for 2021 – 2023

After a life of creating art and writing, I have a DREAMING PRAYER at this time.


As I move closer to my 80th birthday, August 27, 2023, I’d like to have another full-length book of essays published. Gifts of the Spirit will be a collection of poems, thoughtful, personal essays – and memoirs.


I intend to get the series of four  chapbooks  completed and published.

They will be for Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.

The Winter-Themed poems are published in first snow, by  Finishing Line Press, 2020.

Right now, I am working on my 2nd chapbook, Primavera  which has spring-themed poems. I would like to complete the next 3 to complete that series.

Contact Lynda Lambert –

Lynda’s FaceBook pages and blogs:




Walking by Inner Vision:

River Road Studio:


Read about Lynda’s career in a new book, Artful Alchemy at:

Lynda’s Blogs:

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