Linda has loved - and been loved - by Bernese Mountain Dogs for more than twenty five years, as witnessed by her faithful Berner companions: Bela, Tam, Hannah, Lucy and Dot.
Linda Petrie Bunch has created three childrens books in the Mountain Dog Book Series: "A Beach Day for Hannah," photographed on the beautiful beaches of Carmel, CA, "A Snow Day for Hannah," photographed near Vail, CO, and “A Birth Day for Hannah,” photographed in Denver & Vail.
"A Beach Day for Hannah" was a 2014 International Book Award Finalist, and “A Birth Day for Hannah” has received 2 distinguished literary awards. Petrie Bunch also received an IPPY Award (Independent Book Publisher Award) in 2006 for a DVD that she created about author Pam Houston. The DVD also received positive reviews by Booklist and Video Librarian.
Ms. Petrie Bunch has called Colorado home since she finished college at the University of Colorado, Boulder several dog years ago. She has taught classes at colleges and universities, and has a masters degree from the University of Denver. Linda owned an Internet development and video business in Denver for over 25 years. She tamped down that business to ramped up a new venture, MFG Studios, a television studio that provides live shots for network news stations with a full production facility.
Always enjoying the world through a lens, Linda has created documentaries, directed political advertisements, and is an avid outdoor photographer and artist, painting in oils. Ms. Petrie Bunch enjoys hiking, skiing, and oil painting in the mountains of Eagle County, Colorado. She has been on the boards of a variety of non-profit organizations. Linda loves to play with her grandchildren and go on travel adventures with her husband, Jim Bunch, and their rambunctious Bernese Mountain Dogs, Hannah, Lucy, and Dot.