Hi, I’m Linda Browne.

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

I’m currently working on a middle grade steampunk novel called Shadow Apprentice. An earlier excerpt of this manuscript was longlisted in CANSCAIP’s Writing for Children Competition in 2020.

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 (2022).


Bookcase Bizarro: Children’s Book Reviews

Each month, we feature:

  • board books, picture books, beginning readers, middle grade novels and graphic novels
  • a unique picture book review panel – a children’s writer (me), a literacy tutor and an early childhood educator
  • constructively critical reviews
  • a widely diverse selection of books for all kids and the adults who care for them

Social Media:

I profile my container-grown food gardens and post random writerly thoughts on Instagram.

I am a current member of both CANSCAIP and SCBWI.

Thanks for stopping by!

*Photo Credit: Geralt from Pixabay.

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