Lynda McKinney Lambert

Walking by Inner Vision

Stories & Poems

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© 2017 by Lynda McKinney Lambert

In this second collection, Pennsylvania artist, teacher, and author Lynda McKinney Lambert invites readers into her world of profound sight loss to discover the subtle nuances and beauty of a physical and spiritual world.

She takes strands from ancient mythology, history, and contemporary life and weaves a richly textured new fabric using images that are seen and unseen as she takes us on a year-long journey through the seasons.

All stories in this book were created after her sudden sight loss in 2007 from Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Lambert invites us to see the world with new eyes.

Edited by David and Leonore H. Dvorkin
Cover by David Dvorkin

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Online Review

Walking by Inner Vision was reviewed on the blog "Abbie's Corner of the World." To read the review, please click here.

Reader Comment

We are all blessed that your gift of light can be spread easily with the help of the special equipment you get to use! I got the book the first day it was available in print :) and I have been touched by everything I have read so far. It is unreal how memories expressed through words so exquisite will artfully weave themselves into your reader's mind and go all the way to the roots to make our own forgotten memories spring up with new life!

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for writing and publishing for us.



Sunday, September 17, 2017

At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, Lynda will be a guest on Barry Eva's podcast, "A Book and a Chat." To visit the program's website, please click here. You will be able to listen to the program at the following link:

March 6, 2017

Lynda was a guest on Branco Broadcast, talking mainly about how she developed her book. You can listen the broadcast at the following link:

February 26, 2017

Lynda was a guest on the NFB Writers' Division call where she talked about "Writing with Intention" and her process of accomplishing her own desired results.

About the Author

Lynda Lambert

Lynda McKinney Lambert
Visual Artist, Author, Educator, Blogger

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
—Helen Keller

In her first book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage (Kota Press, 2003), Lynda invites readers to begin a pilgrimage through poems, historical notes, and journal reflections written during her summers in Austria and other European countries. This publication marked the beginning of her literary journey that continues with the publication of her work in numerous books, blogs, and literary journals.

Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems continues the pilgrimage as she gives readers a glimpse into a private world of limited sight. Lynda suddenly lost most of her eyesight in 2007. However, it is not a world of lost vision, imagination, or insight.

Lynda has no central vision, which means she cannot see details or colors. She has limited peripheral vision that is cloudy and gray. She describes her vision as similar to walking in a winter snowstorm at twilight.

Lynda's themes emerge from decades of multilayered life experiences. Her lifelong interest in history, fine arts, and literature gives her writing a firm foundation on which she weaves a tapestry of contemporary reflections. A pilgrimage is an individual path for each person. Yet it is also a universal passage. Just about everything in our shared human experience requires adaptation and adjustment to change. We can revise!

Lynda McKinney Lambert holds a BFA degree in painting and an MA degree in English from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA degree in painting from West Virginia University. She is now retired as a professor of fine arts and humanities at Geneva College in western Pennsylvania.

Contact Information

To inquire about Lynda's availability for presentations at conferences, hospitals, civic organizations, and university classes, please contact her by email:

Lynda McKinney Lambert
104 River Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Phone: 724-758-4979

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