Linda Lowen


Linda Lowen is a Syracuse-based writer, editor, and book and theater reviewer. Previously an award-winning radio/television producer and talk show host, she’s been investigating and sharing the stories of Central New Yorkers for over 25 years. Her nonfiction work has been published in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly and The Writer magazines, and in the anthology Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less (Artisan 2020). More at and


Freelance Author Linda Lowen is the author of the book Secret Syracuse: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, and she is here on George Kilpatrick Inspiration for the Nation! Learn more.

I have compiled a list of my favorite books about Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and the surrounding regions, including the Genesee Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Central New York, and the Southern Tier.

The author of 100 Things to Do in Syracuse Before You Die, just launched a new book, Secret Syracuse: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. We’ve asked her some suggestions on what to do this winter in Central