I am one of the first women hired on a U.S. Forest Service fire crew. A naïve twenty-year-old in the mid 1970s, I had no idea that I was entering a strictly man’s world, and soon discovered fighting wildfires was just one of the challenges I would face.
Summers of Fire, A Memoir of Adventure, Love and Courage, told with honest emotion and snappy dialog, goes beyond battling fires and discrimination—it is a vibrant story of unwavering perseverance.
"Linda has captured her struggles as a woman on a fire crew. It has taken many years, since Linda was part of male dominance that thought only men could do the arduous job of suppressing wildfires, to realize that women are a very integral part of fire suppression. Being a crewmember with Linda years ago helped me realize that we all can do the job."
"Your memoir is more than what it was like for a female to serve on a fire crew. I think your book would appeal to large audiences."