Linda S. Locke has been a public school educator for forty-plus years, having spent twenty-one years as an elementary principal. Dr. Locke received her PhD in educational leadership and currently teaches several courses as adjunct faculty at Urbana University. She is the mother of three and the grandmother of two (so far!). Dr. Locke has dedicated her life to helping others learn how to improve relationships within a school setting and to foster a desire for personal growth and development. She lives with her husband Jon, and together they run Mindful Presence Ministries, where they are both dedicated to coaching and helping others to find their voice and to embrace and discover how to live out their purpose. Dr. Locke has written eight children’s books, six of which are on the topic of bullying, and two adult books:
What Do You Do With a Grampa?: A delightful book illustrated by third graders that celebrates the wonderful, loving relationships that children have with their grampas. All ages.
Bullied? Only If I Let Her!: A book written for grades K–2 and illustrated by fourth-grader Riley Johnson.
Bully in Disguise: A Look behind the Mask: A book written for grades 2–5 and illustrated by fifth-grader Riley Johnson. This book includes ten helpful tips for parents and teachers, and Dr. Locke provides workshops based on this framework.
Jillian and the Bully: Written for grades K–3
Gus and the Bully Goose: Written for pre-K–1
Jonathan Finds His Voice: Written for grades 4–8
Finley Finds a Friend: Delightful story for ages 0–6
The ABC’s of Bullying and What God Wants Me to Know–Grades K–3
It Matters to This One: A Christian romance novel
He Reaches My Heart and Teaches Me: A compilation of inspirational writings
He Reaches My Heart and Teaches Me, Part 2: A continuation of inspirational writings
These books may be found at
www. amazon.com/author/lockel or
for even more information as to how to use these books with children,
please visit the author’s website at