Hi, I’m Linda Browne.

I’m an LGBTQ+ writer of middle grade and YA fiction, especially historical fiction and fantasy.

I’m currently working on a YA-crossover sci-fi fantasy that explores AI with some LitRPG elements.

I’ve recently completed a middle grade steampunk novel called Shadow Apprentice. I am currently exploring both traditional publishing and indie publishing options for this book. (An earlier excerpt from this manuscript was longlisted in CANSCAIP’s 2020 Writing for Children Competition.)

My first novel, The Land Between, a middle grade time travel adventure, was longlisted for the 2017 Times Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.

My creative non-fiction article, The Murakami Method: Re-writing Long COVID, will be published in the anthology Bad Artist: Essays on Unconventional Creativity (2023).


Bookcase Bizarro: MG/YA Book Reviews by a MG/YA Writer

  • a special focus on MG/YA novels
  • constructively critical reviews
  • a widely diverse selection of books for all kids and the adults who care for them

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I profile my container-grown food gardens, write mini-reviews of YA and Adult books and post random writerly thoughts at lindabrownewriter on Instagram.

I am a current member of CANSCAIP, SCBWI and ALLi: The Alliance of Independent Authors.

Thanks for stopping by!

*Photo Credit: Geralt from Pixabay.

*Photo Credit on Bookcase Bizarro blog page: kwade1 from Pixabay.