About Linda Thornton
People always told Linda Thornton that she was lucky. It seemed as if everything always went her way. From the time she was a young girl, she had created a formula that seemed to work for her. She would establish a goal, focus on it, practice positive thinking and then put herself “out there”. She soon found that she could accomplish almost anything she put her mind to.
Armed with only an Associates Degree and her moxie, Thornton has had a successful business career in such varied positions as President of a New York sales representative agency, owner of a gift shop in a historic landmark building in Arkansas, Director of Medical Staff Administration for a large Chicago hospital, published author and Manager of a Catholic National Shrine.
She also cultivated her personal life to reflect her dreams. Whether traveling the world with her family or exploring her environs, she shares her adventures and life stories with a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
“You got moxie, kid!” That old movie line conjures up a vision of the young, tap dancing hopeful who elbows her way to the front line and becomes a star. The word “moxie” is defined as fortitude, determination and grit.
This lifestyle blog was created as a vibrant reminder that you can use what you have to get what you want and propel yourself to be the person you want to be. Thornton provides the catalyst to cultivating your best self through how-to articles, observations and chronicling her life adventures.
Amoxiegirl.com aims to share a focus on how to live life to the fullest. Thornton’s insights will generate a shared platform to interact and find strength together.
Is it luck or do some people know how to utilize their “special powers” to enrich their own lives and then influence others to do the same by sharing their experiences? Amoxiegirl.com was created as a vivid reminder that the back row only serves as the starting point to move forward.
The Cast of Characters
Mr. Wizard/Mr. Wiz: My darling husband and my best friend, who is well versed on every subject and always seems to know the answer to every question.
Big A: My wonderful, six foot six inch, handsome (and single) son.
JC: My lovely mom and my best girl friend. Given the name “JC” years ago (her initials), when I hired her to be my interim secretary and did not feel comfortable to say “Any messages, Mommy?”
Blog: amoxiegirl.com website
Personal anecdotes, observations and travels presented in an upbeat, witty style.
September 2016 – present
The official magazine of Sun City in Georgetown, Texas with a circulation of 8200 homes and an online version that reaches 15,000 readers.
May 2020 – present: “The Bright Side” column
American Pilgrims on the Camino
A U.S. based association for people interested in the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, a network of ancient European pilgrimage routes leading to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain.
September 2017: “Another Day on the Camino; Small Wonders, Big Impact”
December 2017: “Savoring the Very Last Steps of the Camino”
April 2019: “Finisterre: A new Beginning at the End of the Earth”
The Williamson County Sun
Established in 1877, it is the longest running newspaper and business in Williamson County, Texas and has a circulation of 7000.
May 2020: Poem entitled “Spring Didn’t Get the Memo”
June 2020: “Takeout Thursdays Brighten Sun City Neighborhood Quarantining”
June 2020: “Painted Rocks Provide a Magical Touch to Sun City Landscape”
June 2020: “A Little Imagination Inspires a Sun City Neighborhood in a Big Way”
The San Gabriel Writer’s League
A writer’s group that meets monthly in Georgetown, Texas. It’s misson is to provide a forum to encourage and equip writers for success in the craft and business of writing.
September 2019 – present: active member,
March 2019: Judge, Youth Writer’s Contest
If you would like to contact Linda Thornton regarding brand ambassadorships, advertising opportunities, media appearances, public speaking engagements, interviews or writing assignments, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.