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In Cleans Up Nicely, Erica Mason moves to New York City to pursue her dream of being an artist. It is the mid-1970's and Manhattan is crumbling, but so is Erica and she's been living in a Third World country. so dysfunction seems pretty normal to her. But at the same time, there is an underground cultural explosion. Eccentric, funny and dangerous characters abound. She faces the music and decides to dance. She Writes Press, 2013.

Award-winning Gringa in a Strange Land(Best Creative Writing in 2010, Writers in the Sky Award), is a portrait of the artist as a young woman, young Erica Mason on a road body-and-soul adventure in Mexico in the early 1970's. "You'll think of Robert Stone's work and Babet Schroeder's film More in that the novel so adeptly renders an era, a country and a state of mind." Randolph Hogan, translator of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

Stormy Weather: A History of Women in Jazz, was called “a brilliant work” by Publishers Weekly and “inspiring” by The New York Times. “For anyone who loves jazz, this is their book,” declared The Los Angeles Times.

Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams, wrote Gene Santoro in the New York Times Book Review, “is a stunning character in search of a soul mate. Williams has found her writing soul mate in Linda Dahl, and the engrossing result is Morning Glory. "Every great artist deserves a biography of this caliber,” wrote Scott Yanow in Jazz Improv. Morning Glory was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2000.

Come Back, Carmen Miranda: Stories about Latin America "Deft and deep portraits of not only American middle-class young people disaffectedly roaming ‘the other America,’ but also of the people who live there. A wonderful group of stories.” Danbury News-Times

Haunted Heart: A Biography of Susannah McCorkle. "{The book} strikingly resembles the woman it describes: it is vivacious, tender, saturnine, industrious and deeply intelligent." Leon Wieseltier in The New Republic Linda Dahl

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