Linda was born and raised in a remote farming community in northwest Alberta, Canada. Books have always been an important part of Linda’s life and as a child it was her passage to places that she never imagined existed. When young she often looked out upon the Clear Hills, dreaming of the day when she would go over their peaks to the other side, to experience the vast world beyond. Maybe, had her bedroom window faced south she might have imagined herself leaping over the steep banks of the mighty Peace River, where many more opportunities had lain.
By age eleven she knew that she wanted to be a writer and her most treasured possessions were a pen and paper. She made notes and jotted down ideas for little stories that she had hoped to write one day. Those scraps of paper and all recollection of what they had contained have vanished as things do over time.
When Linda left her job in finance, she and Jack retired to live aboard their sailboat, Wyntersea. One would have thought that it was the perfect time to start writing, for surely there would be little to distract her, aside from the lapping of the sea against the hull of the sailboat, the warm breeze singing in the rigging and the gentle sway of the ocean to lull her into a dream-world. But it was not to be. Jack and Linda looked far out on the horizon and saw even greater adventures awaiting them. They left the security of Vancouver Island’s inside passage and sailed to Alaska and Mexico, then southwest among many dozens of islands within the South Pacific: French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia before pausing for a long rest in New Zealand then ending their journey in Australia.
Linda is living her life-long dream and is now an author. Writing is her passion and delight and she writes almost every day, primarily fiction, drawing on social subjects that touch close to her heart. Her desire to write has become an obsession. When Linda is not writing she spends time in the kitchen going through old family recipes then cooking up something yummy. She is a lover of animals and nature and spends a great deal of time doing gardening.
Most recently Linda has begun writing stories for middle grade and youths
under the pen name