Linda Moulton Howe has solid connections to Idaho, though her connections to reality have often been questioned. But, hey, I sometimes write fiction myself.
Howe isn’t a fiction writer. Her field is—and now my mind sees an actual field littered with slaughtered cows and crop circles—UFO reporting. But first, let’s make that Idaho connection.
Born Linda Moulton, on January 20, 1942, in Boise, she is the daughter of long-time Idaho Director of Aeronautics Chuck Moulton. She was a beauty queen: Miss Boise, 1963; Miss Idaho, 1963; Miss America participant in 1964. Moulton was also a scholar, receiving her BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado and a master’s in communication from Stanford.
Linda Moulton Howe was an award-winning environmental reporter for a Denver television station, producing several documentaries before moving on to WCVB in Boston. Her 1980 documentary A Strange Harvest received a regional Emmy and set her off on the UFO path.
She became an expert in Ufology, producing numerous programs about alien visitations. Howe produced the Sightings series on Fox and was a regular on Coast to Coast AM for 28 years. She has frequently been interviewed on network television when the subject of UFOs pops up.
Linda Moulton Howe is still active today, managing her website Earthfiles and producing a weekly YouTube program.