Linda Mc Elhiney Shute
Linda Shute is the illustrator or author/illustrator of 14 picture books. Since 2010 she has acted as Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI Florida, and she has taught children's book illustration (adjunct) at Ringling College of Art +Design in Sarasota, FL. She graduated from Florida State University where she studied children's illustration under Ann Kirn. In Indialantic FL, she studied painting with Eliot McMurrough. For fourteen years, she lived in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.and remains a member of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, D. C. Linda grew up in Miami and now lives south of Sarasota, Florida.