Gainsville, Virginia local, Linda Pistun, is making waves as she releases her debut children's book, "Linda and the Mysterious Footprints." This young prodigy became a scientist at age 5, while founding her company Linda’s Lab. Pistun wrote her first children’s book at age six. By age 9 Linda began looking for a publisher and was signed by Tabletop Publishing that very year. Her success in signing her book was thanks the key message she was trying to convey, paired with her top notch writing prowess. When Tabletop receive her book submission they were in love. Her book would influence future generations to save our planet. Her book would teach us all how to solve problems by using the scientific method. And, this incredible book would teach us all that we have an impact on our planet, whether we can see it or not.
In Linda's own words, “It’s a children’s book that is all about science and how we can improve our environment by decreasing our carbon footprint.”
Linda Pistun's journey is nothing short of remarkable. While completing eight college credits at UVA, Linda was knocking down doors and solidifying deals with local bookshops to carry her book on her launch date, August 17th. Linda's dedication and enthusiasm brought her attention from local media and her college alike. But, what’s next for Linda?
Linda hopes to inspire young minds to explore the wonders of science, embrace their creativity, and make a positive impact on the world around them. Through all her achievements, Pistun is reshaping our ideas of what 10-year-olds can achieve. After launching her new book, this young, traditionally published author, will begin high school with some college under her belt. Ultimately, Linda wants to become an astrophysicist at NASA. Her love for astronomy, physics, chemistry, and mathematics has fueled her ambition to explore the cosmos and contribute to scientific advancements. These ambitions have clearly inspired her literary work as well.
One thing Linda wants everyone who reads her story to know is that her accomplishments are NOT because she "really smart". She had to put in the hardwork. She had to APPLY herself. She had to NEVER give up. And she had to DREAM BIG, because if you don't dream big, big things will never happen.
For more information about Linda Pistun's achievements and to order a copy of "Linda and the Mysterious Footprints," visit lindaslab.org.