Haley’s publishes “Backyard Friends,” by Linda Sweeney of Rutland

  • Linda Sweeney of Rutland.

  • “Backyard Friends” by Linda Kennedy Sweeney.

Staff Report
Published: 10/24/2021 3:28:16 PM
Modified: 10/24/2021 3:28:17 PM

ATHOL — Haley’s has announced publication of Backyard Friends, a book for young children written and illustrated by Linda Sweeney of Rutland.

Sweeney said she was inspired to write “Backyard Friends” while sitting in her yard one late afternoon watching birds and squirrels playing.

A graduate of Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, she studied for a year at Ward School of Business in Worcester. She worked in a variety of Worcester-area businesses, including Worcester State University, where she retired after 18 years in several positions, including personnel, student affairs, and urban studies.

“Backyard Friends” is available at lindasweeneybooks.net and major online vendors as well as from the publisher, Haley’s.

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