About The Author, Linda Petrie Bunch
Linda has loved - and been loved - by Bernese Mountain Dogs for more than twenty years, as witnessed by her faithful Berner companions: Bela, Tam, Hannah, Lucy and Dot. And she'd be remiss not to mention her other fabulous furry friends from the past - Killy, Orlan, Charlie, Casey, Greta, Teddy, and Mr. Chips (the amazing cat).
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. Since 1996, Linda has owned an Internet development and video business, Core Interactive Media, in Denver, Colorado. Always enjoying the world through a lens, Linda has created documentaries, directed political advertisements, and is an avid outdoor photographer and an artist, painting in oils.
Ms. Petrie Bunch enjoys hiking, skiing, and oil painting in the mountains of Eagle County, Colorado. She is on the boards of non-profit organizations including Planned Parenthood and the Denver Film Society. 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.
Petrie Bunch received an IPPY Award (Independent Book Publisher Award) in May 2006 for a DVD that she created about author Pam Houston, along with reviews by Booklist and Video Librarian.
She has created two children's books in the Mountain Dog Book Series: "A Beach Day for Hannah," photographed on the beautiful beaches of Carmel, CA - released in May 2012 and "A Snow Day for Hannah," photographed near Vail, CO - released in October 2011. "A Beach Day for Hannah" was a 2014 International Book Award Finalist.
Linda and Hannah are available for bookstore, library, and elementary school book readings. Call 303-517-2165 to inquire.
Member: The Independent Book Publishers Association