Linda Gray Sexton

Memoirist, Novelist, Author of nine previously-published books, Editorial Consultant, Dalmatian lover, proud wife, mother of two, and daughter of poet Anne Sexton.

Linda Gray Sexton was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1953. She is the daughter of the Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, Anne Sexton, and graduated from Harvard in 1975 with a degree in literature. She has published four novels: Rituals; Mirror Images; Points of Light; and Private Acts. Her three memoirs include: Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton; Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide; and Bespotted: My Family’s Love Affair With Thirty-Eight Dalmatians. Linda is now at work on a fifth novel, and writes a bi-weekly newsletter/blog, which is available on her website: There you can also read more about her, as well as excerpts of her books. She lives in California with her husband and their three Dalmatians.