Linda Coleman is the author of Radical Descent: The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary, published by Pushcart Press, September, 2014 and winner of the Pushcart Editor’s Choice Award. The story details her choice to turn from her privileged past to join a revolutionary guerrilla cell in the 1970’s and follows her precipitous journey to a path of committed non-violence.
She has published other fiction and memoir and has edited three collections of women’s memoir writing from the Suffolk County Corrections where she led weekly memoir-writing workshops for ten years and worked with over 1500 women. She continues her work in jail as a mentor for young men. Coleman has also been a nurse and Nurse Practitioner for over thirty years and is a practicing Zen Monk, ordained in 2003, a student of the late Roshi Peter Muryo Matthiessen.