Linda Parrish is a Colorado native and a new resident to the Black Forest area. Moving from a few miles south of Colorado Springs, leaving her home after 48 years for the beauty and serenity of the Forest. Author and illustrator of two children’s books full of imagination, H.H. Smitty and Teddy Bear Teddy Bear. She loves to paint, do woodworking and sit on the deck in the sunshine and read with her dogs.