About Linda Lokhee
Single, unpaired, lonely, lost …….socks! Missing socks! In my case, 44 missing socks.
This is not just an Aussie problem, right? You know what I’m talking about. It’s a worldwide problem, no discrimination if you are a kid, an adult, male or female!
It’s when you go to your washing basket, or your drawers to pull out a pair of socks, only to find one single sock and the other is nowhere to be found. This was the mystery that I needed to explore. From this true story of ‘who stole my socks?’ echoing throughout my house, the story of Ike and The Sock Monster was born.
I write books exploring child-centred topics involving kindness and friendship issues for the younger generation. They encourage lively discussion between parents and their children, and teachers with their class. I love being a storyteller, teacher and working with children.
In 2015, I created two successful community kindness initiatives, Feel Good Feb and Kindness Is Catching – my goal was to bring more compassion and positivity into the world and to give people opportunities to carry out random acts of kindness. If I can contribute positively to my community though FGF and KiC, and my stories for children, then I am truly happy.
I really enjoy doing book readings for preschools, schools and bookstores. I’ve had various media appearances, including interviews on Channel 9’s Weekend Today show and Radio Northern Beaches, in newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, and being a guest speaker for The Lightworker’s Initiative.
Do you have a sock monster visiting your house?
I love hearing from readers and receiving pictures of sock monsters! Purple, multicoloured, big or small, please ask your child to draw me a picture!
Read The Sock Monster and share your drawings here!
In October 2020, my picture book The Night Noise was published by Cilento Publishing. At the back of the book, there are some pages left blank for your child to draw their own night noises, or pictures of possums. Take a photo and share their drawings with me here.
Over the last 3 years to date, I have co-authored 11 poetry anthologies and written a poetry chapbook called A Forbidden Love with fellow poet Reena Doss.
2021 happily began with the release of my poetry chapbook, Ink Quilled Thoughts on January 21, followed closely on February 7, with my debut poetry collection book Scattered Syllables.
Both poetry chapbooks and Scattered Syllables are published by Ink Gladiators Press.