Georgia L. Lininger

Georgia Lininger was born in Northern California and grew up on a small ranch in the foothills northeast of Sacramento, CA, surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BA in English Literature and minors in Spanish Literature and Classics. She earned her Masters Degree from the University of Oregon in Journalism with a focus on Environmental Magazines. Later she earned her teaching credential at CSU Sacramento in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. 

Georgia has wandered around the world a few times. She studied the indigenous cultures of Australia, followed the migration patterns of Orcas and Humpback whales in New Zealand, saw a young Albatross launch into it's first flight and penguins take wobbly steps up a mountainside on the southern tip of New Zealand's southern island.

She nearly got tipped over in a tiny dingy off the coast of Eu'a, one of the islands of Tonga, when a curious baby Humpback whale came too close for the mother's comfort. She volunteered for a month in the Galapagos Islands, trying to protect the indigenous flora and fauna there, but mostly provided food for the midges. She visited Lonesome George, but missed him due to his need for a nap. She swore she would return one day to see him again, but waited too long before his passing. That has always been a regret.

Georgia spent a month working on an organic farm and exploring Ireland, then several months exploring Scotland and England. She spent a New Year's holiday in Prague and Budapest before returning to the US to become a teacher and later start her family. 

Georgia has been a teacher for over fourteen years at the collegiate, high school and elementary school levels. She lives in Loomis, CA with her husband and children, still luckily surrounded by lots of animals.  

Her first book,The Land of Walloo was published in September, 2016. Her second book, The Death-Defying Dare-Devilish Deeds of the Outlaws Buster and Mooney was published in April, 2019. She's working on the publication of more books as soon as possible. They each reflect her love of animals and echo of her travels.     

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